Category Archives: Trade Secrets

For those interested in the status of and plans for the Massachusetts noncompete bill or Massachusetts noncompete law more generally, there are two up-coming discussions you may wish to attend. The...
There is a latin maxim, "Gladiator in arena consilium capit." Translation: “The gladiator is formulating his plan in the arena." (I thank my boys, the latin scholars, for introducing me to the maxim...
Well, I guess it's not such a bad thing that my last post was about the HP/Oracle/Hurd dispute, as there's more to report. It's settled. No surprise there; most of these cases do settle - and settl...
Lawsuits over trade secrets typically involve things like customer lists, formulas, manufacturing processes, etc. Can the location of houses for use as movie sets be a trade secret? Yep. Well, at leas...
You followed the rules. You did as you were told.  You didn’t take any documents from your former employer when you left your job. Excellent! But, what about your former employer’s trade secre...
The explosion of the importance of trade secrets is at this point old news.  The new news, however, is the rise of use of noncompetes and other restrictive covenants (for example, nondisclosure agree...