Companies need to follow best recruiting and hiring practices when bringing on a new employee, particularly from a competitor, to ensure that the employee is not taking with them trade secrets from the prior employer, otherwise a third-party misappropriation lawsuit may be around the corner resulting in expensive and time-consuming litigation.
With President Obama's signature on the Defend Trade Secrets Act, the doctrine of inevitable disclosure took a timid step toward an early death, at least with respect to federal trade secret law. After years of judicial disagreement about the propriety of the doctrine, it is worth examining how DTSA's supposed rejection of the doctrine could affect trade secret litigation.
Yahoo! recently named longtime Google executive, Marissa Mayer, as its new CEO. How can Google let this happen? Does she have a non-compete? Should Google be concerned? Read on for the answers to these questions and more.
Much has been written about Hewlett-Packard’s recently filed case against former CEO Mark Hurd following his acceptance of a job as president of Oracle. Does HP face an uphill battle because California has rejected the inevitable disclosure doctrine?
When employees jump ship, a company still may have legal options, even when the employees didn't sign non-competes.