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Inching closer to California: an update on Massachusetts non-compete legislation

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2014

As we have previously reported, in April of this year, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick introduced a sweeping economic growth bill (HB4045) that

Employees strike back against former employer for alleged bogus claim of trade secret misappropriation

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 3 2014

A state court issued a preliminary injunction for alleged trade secret misappropriation, but the enjoined parties successfully used post-injunction

Employee’s competition with former employer restricted despite absence of signed non-compete

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2014

The former employer failed to prove that the parties entered into an effective non-compete agreement, and also failed to prove that the ex-employee

Tips for avoiding liability for trade secret misappropriation concerning the hiring and departure of employees

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 9 2014

As companies face increasing competitive and financial pressures, management is understandably consumed with running the day-to-day operations of the

Bad practices for interviewing competitors’ employees and dealing with departing employees

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2014

California is a unique jurisdiction because of its public policy against certain employee noncompetition agreements and post-termination restrictions

Massachusetts Governor proposes sweeping legislation banning non-compete agreements

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 18 2014

As we reported last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has proposed sweeping legislation that would eliminate employee non-compete agreements

Jury’s $920 million trade secret misappropriation verdict vacated

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 9 2014

In a stunning per curiam ruling, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals last week vacated a judgment of nearly $1 billion, and a 20-year non-compete

Tips for ensuring your competitors do not steal the valuable fruits of your research and development

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 28 2014

Every employer in the pharmaceutical industry is keenly aware of the need to ensure that a departing employee, a potential investor, or a business

Global business 101: hire your competitor as a “consultant”

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2014

Why spend millions of dollars employing a bunch of bright, talented employees to develop your business when you can just hire a worker from your

Failure to require confidentiality agreement dooms misappropriation of trade secrets claim

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2014

A recent Massachusetts Superior Court (Court) decision serves as a reminder that employers must take affirmative steps to protect information that