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Beware: over-inclusive non-compete agreement may be unenforceable
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2014

An employment agreement non-competition provision stated that, for 18 months after termination, the employee shall not become employed by or act


Connecticut court has jurisdiction over Canadian defendant charged with misappropriation of Canadian company’s trade secret emails
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2013

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a Connecticut federal court's order dismissing for lack of personal jurisdiction a Connecticut


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


Federal Appellate Court lacks jurisdiction to hear appeal of expired non-compete preliminary injunction
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2013

The Eleventh Circuit recently dismissed an appeal of a preliminary injunction order on the grounds that the appeal was moot because the 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


Connecticut federal court finds that non-competition covenant which is silent regarding assignability may be enforceable depending upon the parties’ intent under New York law
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2012

A Connecticut federal court recently issued a significant decision concerning the rights of a buyer of a business to enforce non-competition agreements against employees who previously worked for the seller under New York law


Missouri Federal Court finds violations of employment agreement may constitute unlawful access under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2013

A recent Missouri federal court opinion describes an almost unbelievable scenario. Employees signed well-drafted employment agreements &mdash


Recent Illinois employee consideration case may invalidate certain restrictive covenants
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2013

Restrictive covenants in an employment agreement are not enforceable unless the restrictions are supported by adequate consideration. In the past


Massachusetts judge finds statutory trade secrets misappropriation, despite contrary jury verdict in parallel common law action, and awards plaintiff draconian injunctive relief and millions of dollars in damages, fees and costs
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2011

When the evidence of trade secret misappropriation and resulting substantial damages is compelling, defendants should expect to get hammered in court


Utah appellate court holds that "confidential" price list is not a trade secret but a contract bid could be, and Uniform Trade Secrets Act preempts common law claims based on misusing confidential information not a "trade secret"
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2012

In a recent, lengthy decision involving allegations of deceitful acts and unfair competition, the Utah Court of Appeals largely affirmed the lower court’s grant of summary judgment to the defendants with respect to a complaint alleging misappropriation of proprietary data and related conduct