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News, commentary and legal updates from the attorneys in the Employee
Defection and Trade Secrets Practice Group at Fisher & Phillips.

Ownership of Social Media Accounts

February 4, 2016 17:57
by Art Lambert
It is becoming increasingly common for issues to arise relating to employer vs. employee owners...

Sanctions for Bringing a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Claim?

February 4, 2016 17:38
by Cathy Stutin
Federal courts have continued to disagree on whether the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act ("CFAA") app...

Computer Fraud & Abuse Act

Are Referral Sources Protectable Under Florida Law?

January 21, 2016 07:06
by Andrew Froman
The question of whether referral sources constitute legitimate, protectable business interests under...


Confidential Information that isn't a Trade Secret?

January 7, 2016 11:35
by Corey Goerdt
One question that often arises in the trade secret practice is what information, if any, can be prot...

Trade Secrets

Arkansas Football and Non-Competes?

December 7, 2015 14:40
by Michael P. Elkon
  Three years ago, we addressed the question of why college football programs do not use non...

Non-Compete | Unfair Competition/Employee Raiding

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds That UWOA Language Does Not Waive Right to Challenge Adequacy of Consideration for Restrictive Covenant

November 23, 2015 18:38
by Risa B. Boerner
On November 18, 2015, in a highly anticipated decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that ...


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.

Non-Compete | Trade Secrets


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 ...

Non-Compete | Trade Secrets



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