When employees change jobs, everyone is at risk: the employee; the former employer; and the new employer. On-boarding is last, best opportunity to prevent potential problems before they arise. There are easy steps employees and new employers can take to minimize the impact.
Off-boarding and on-boarding are perhaps the two most critical junctures in the employment lifecycle. When employees change jobs, everyone is at risk: the employee; the former employer; and the new employer. But there are easy steps employees, former employers, and new employers can take to minimize the impact.
Education comes at a price. But not this time. Beck Reed Riden is making available its Ten Minute Trade Secret Training Series videos freely available - and available for free. With the FTC rule banning noncompetes on the horizon and more states limiting the use of noncompetes, it is now more imperative than ever before that companies and employees take steps to protect their trade secrets, other confidential information, and customer relationships.
Episode 22 of Fairly Competing is out! Join us for a discussion of some practical problems with the Defend Trade Secrets Act, John Marsh’s ideas for amendments to fix them, and our plan to try to make the fixes happen.
Once again, we have resounding unanimity on the issues and recommendations to the FTC, as they consider whether to move forward with their plan to ban noncompetes, as well as some nondisclosure agreements and other restrictive covenants. Over 100 lawyers who practice extensively in the area of trade secret and restrictive covenant law agree: federal regulation is likely inappropriate, definitely premature, and, in any event, should be limited.
In Part 2 of our tour of the history of trade secret law and developments since before Roman times, we pick up while Newton is inventing calculus.
As we ponder the best ways to protect trade secrets today, it’s good to have a quick reminder that this has been a long-term issue. So, we’ll take a two-part tour of trade secret law and developments from before Roman times to now.
Given that good CLE programs can be hard to identify, I put together a list of a few upcoming, content-rich programs that I and leading practitioners, in-house counsel, experts, and others from around the country are participating in.
Over 50 percent of employees admit stealing company information when they leave for a new job. It’s this “insider threat” that keeps us up at night. To help combat it, we have updated and reissued our training, Protecting Trade Secrets While Working From Home, with improved audio and additional substance.
You hired someone from a competitor. You’re excited. They’re excited. But you may have bought yourself a lawsuit. Can you avoid it? Maybe.
Happy holidays! Episode 13 of Fairly Competing is out! In this episode, John, Ben, and Russell take a look back on some of the more significant developments in trade secret and restrictive coven...
Once again, we have resounding unanimity on the issues and recommendations to the FTC and DOJ, as they consider whether to regulate (and if so, how) noncompetes, nondisclosure agreements, and other restrictive covenants. 70 lawyers who practice extensively in the area of trade secret and restrictive covenant law agree: federal regulation is likely inappropriate, definitely premature, and, in any event, should be limited.
No one ever points to North Dakota’s or Oklahoma’s ban on noncompete as producing a thriving tech sector, because they haven’t. Yet, somehow think that the same ban in California is why we have Silicon Valley. This assumption is wrong for multiple reasons. Worse, it leads to poor policy.
As regular readers of this blog know, I focus on providing content and rarely suggest educational programs to attend. However, given that CLE programs are still remote and can be hard to identify, I t...
Misconceptions about noncompetes abound. And, as noncompete agreements are increasingly in the cross-hairs of the media and legislators, it has become increasingly clear that some of the most vocal de...
As regular readers of this blog know, I focus on providing content and rarely suggest programs to attend. However, given that CLE programs are still remote and can be hard to identify, I thought I’d take a moment to call out a few upcoming, content-rich programs. Take a look.
The Business Litigation Session (the “BLS”) of the Massachusetts Superior Court just issued a decision on the scope of preemption under Massachusetts “new” (effective October 1, 2018) trade secret law, the Massachusetts Uniform Trade Secrets Act (sometimes referred to as “MUTSA,” and other times as “MTSA”). See what it says.
As regular readers of this blog know, I focus on providing content, and don’t often suggest programs to attend. However, it just so happens that over the course of the next week, there are three programs that all provide some helpful insights, each in a different way. Take a look.
We recently updated our “Ten Minute Training” series video, Protecting Trade Secrets - Working at Home. The need for this type of training has never been so compelling. Just look at Smash My Trash, LLC.
You’ve heard the warnings: Set your Zoom settings to require a new ID for each meeting, require a password for entry, put people in waiting rooms, etc. Well, it actually matters – and not just in theory, but in real life. Let us know if you would like our free training video.
As many of you know, I am very involved with the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Trade Secret Law Committee. And, as you may also know, each year, we hold a multi-day, in-depth pro...
We recently prepared a “Ten Minute Training” video for companies to distribute to their employees to help minimize the risks posed to trade secrets as a result of so much of the workforce working...
The identification of trade secrets in misappropriation litigation is a critically important and evolving area of trade secret law. Not surprisingly, it is the subject of widely divergent and conflict...
Hello all, just a quick note, we are just under a month away from the AIPLA's 2020 Trade Secret Law Summit, truly one of the premier trade secrets programs. The Summit is scheduled for Monday, Marc...