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State Court holds employers must protect trade secrets from independent contractors
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • February 12 2014

A recent Massachusetts Superior Court decision held that employers risk losing trade secrets and confidential information if they do not protect that


Massachusetts Governor wants to ban non-compete agreements and enact the Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • April 21 2014

Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, recently announced a billAn Act to Promote Growth and Opportunitythat would provide workforce


Federal trade secret legislation proposal gains new life
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • May 5 2014

The prospects for federal trade secret legislation has heated up again as there appears to be bipartisan support for a new bill. After failing in


Customer lists by another name social media and trade secrets - part 1
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 4 2013

Employers are well aware of the various implications that the social media explosion has on the workplace. The various issues created by Facebook


There must be proof in that trade secret pudding
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • February 7 2014

Okay, maybe the word "proof" is a bit too strong. But a recent decision from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida


Trade secret legislation reintroduced in Congress (3rd time)
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • July 31 2015

Maybe the third time is the charm. After trying twice before (see here and here), Congress is making another run at creating a federal claim for


Doesn’t Marissa Mayer have a non-compete???
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • July 17 2012

Yahoo! recently named longtime Google executive, Marissa Mayer, as its new CEO


Top five non-compete and trade secret issues to watch for in 2011
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • January 3 2011

In April of 2010, the Texas Supreme Court agreed to review an appellate court decision that will require the Court to answer the following question: can money serve as consideration for a non-compete?


Even Hooters has trade secrets
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • October 2 2011

Hooters recently sued a competitor, La Cima Restaurants, alleging widespread misappropriation of trade secrets


Tortious interference? Tell me who.
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 21 2011

Name a few claims you’d expect to see in a non-compete case. Breach of contract