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California Appellate Court holds that non-compete restriction in stipulated injunction is enforceable because there was no showing that it was not necessary to protect trade secrets
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

A California Court of Appeal recently reversed a trial court ruling that found a stipulated injunction preventing the solicitation of customers was invalid and unenforceable under California Business & Professions Code section 16000


Colorado Federal Court rules that former employer stated a claim against former executive and his new employer under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act regardless of differing circuit interpretations of the act
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2012

In its order denying defendants’ motion to dismiss in SBM Site Services, LLC v. Garrett, et al., Case No. 10-cv-00385, a Colorado federal court identified a circuit split over the interpretation of “unauthorized access” under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and then found a former employer had stated a CFAA claim against a former executive and his new employer regardless of the different circuit interpretations based upon his post-termination computer activities



Ninth circuit overturns $172 million trade secrets award in rival toy makers’ epic dispute
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2013

After more than eight years of litigation and two jury trials over the Bratz doll line, rival toy makers Mattel, Inc. and MGA Entertainment, Inc. may


US Supreme Court strikes down Oklahoma Supreme Court decision and holds that arbitrator, rather than court, must determine the enforceability of non-compete agreements containing arbitration provisions
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2012

There are not many issues that the United States Supreme Court can unanimously resolve in five short pages


Federal Court questions whether damages exist in LinkedIn account ownership dispute
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2013

The ownership of social media accounts in the employment context remains a very hot topic. In fact, you might remember the case of Eagle v. Morgan


California federal court ships fiduciary duty and unfair competition suit to Delaware based upon forum selection clause
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2013

Using a forum selection clause to transfer a case out of California federal court may have become easier thanks to a recent order from Judge Koh of


Trouble in paradise? Trade secret theft alleged in Hawaii surrounding zipline technology
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2013

Ahhh, Hawaii. Crystal clear water, pristine beaches, warm weather - it's the perfect place to relax and enjoy some sun. Well, that is, it's the


Top 10 2011 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2012

We have compiled a list of the top 2011 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law


NBA sports agent slams non-compete and trade secret claims and scores 85k jury verdict against former agency for privacy violation
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2012

We have previously blogged on the colorful sports agent case of Mintz v. Mark Bartelstein & Associates dba Priority Sports & Entertainment et al., Case No. 12-02554 SVW (SSX), (C.D. Cal.), where Aaron Mintz, a National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) certified player-agent, and his former employer, Priority Sports & Entertainment (“Priority Sports”), clashed in California federal court regarding his departure from Priority Sports to Creative Artists Agency (“CAA”