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Trade Secret Legislation Reintroduced in Congress (3rd Time)

July 31, 2015 07:08
by Michael R. Greco
Congress is at it again, introducing legislation that would create a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. But this time, support is not only bipartisan, it is bicameral. Read on to get the details.

Trade Secrets

Top Ten Mistakes Made by Departing Employees

May 14, 2015 14:33
by Michael R. Greco
When employees resign to join a competitor, care should be taken to avoid common mistakes that may give rise to litigation. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Duty of Loyalty | Non-Compete | Trade Secrets | Unfair Competition/Employee Raiding

Top Ten Things to Do When an Employee Resigns to Join a Competitor

May 2, 2015 13:00
by Michael R. Greco
When an employee resigns to join a competitor, it is important to respond promptly. Odds are that the employee has been orchestrating his or her departure for weeks or months. The security of your trade secrets and/or customer relationships may have already been compromised. It is important to act quickly. Here are some things to keep in mind.

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Massachusetts Governor Wants to Ban Non-Compete Agreements and Enact the Uniform Trade Secrets Act

April 21, 2014 09:23
by Eric J. Uhl  & Jeffrey Fritz
Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, recently announced a bill—An Act to Promote Growth and ...

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FAQ's on FINRA's Broker Compensation Proposal

April 1, 2014 20:22
by Michael R. Greco
On March 10, 2014, FINRA filed proposed Rule 2243 with the SEC.  The proposed rule would r...

Unfair Competition/Employee Raiding

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Opinion: Bad Facts Make Bad Law, Especially in Non-Compete Cases

February 12, 2014 08:30
by Michael R. Greco
Should non-competes that preclude an employee from working for a competitor "in any capacity" be unenforceable in all circumstances?

Non-Compete

There Must be Proof in That Trade Secret Pudding

February 7, 2014 13:28
by Michael R. Greco
A federal court recently dismiss a trade secret case because the plaintiff failed to allege more than a possibility that the defendant was using its trade secrets. To learn more about what level of proof is required to assert a trade secret claim, read on...

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Sometimes Noteworthy Non-Compete Decisions Have No Non-Competes

February 3, 2014 18:46
by Michael R. Greco
Sometimes the most useful law in a non-compete case can come from court decisions that have nothing to do with non-competes. Read on for more about adhesion contracts and forum selection clauses.

Non-Compete | Trade Secrets

Send a non-compete demand letter – buy yourself a lawsuit?

January 27, 2014 08:29
by Michael R. Greco
If an employers sends a demand letter outlining the non-compete obligations of its former employee, and the new employers fires the employee, will the former employer be liable for tortious interference? Read on to see what one federal court recently concluded.

Non-Compete

Twas the Night Before Christmas -- Non-Compete Style

December 18, 2013 08:00
by Michael R. Greco
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the company;
A disgruntled employee kept saying “please jump with me.”
She was trying to line up a grand, mass departure;
Of which she was certain no one could outsmart her.

Do narrowly tailored non-competes favor or hinder fair competition?

Do narrowly tailored non-competes favor or hinder fair competition?


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