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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

Chinese espionage latest target: Liquid Paper

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

Spell check features in word processing programs sent correction fluid the way of the buggy whip. Walter Liew and Robert Maegerle, however, saw a $28

Energy employment update: Texas trade secret update for energy employers

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 17 2014

Seismic information about potential oil and gas reservoirs and other sensitive data are regularly used by energy companies to make business decisions

Cloudy with a chance of trade secret theft

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 10 2013

Prudent employers are often looking for areas in their business where valuable company data may not be adequately protected. Enter the growing

Nosal update: court denies motion for acquittal and new trial in marathon CFAA and trade secret misappropriation criminal case Part III

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 3 2013

In Parts I and II of this post, we looked at the Court's ruling on Nosal's motion for acquittal and new trial following his conviction of three CFAA

Conversion claim for theft of confidential information not preempted by trade secrets act

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2013

Can Oregon employers bring conversion claims against employees who misappropriate confidential information without having their claims preempted by