When It Comes to Trade Secrets, Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Trade-secret misappropriation cases often involve bad actors who deliberately steal trade secrets. But perhaps just as frequently, trade-secrets are misappropriated by people who simply¬†don’t know better. Many don’t even understand¬†what a trade secret is, let alone that there are laws or other obligations prohibiting inappropriate use or disclosure of trade secrets. I’ve personally seen this […]

Sometimes, a Non-Solicitation Agreement Is Enough

I’ve had a string of injunction hearings in trade-secret and restrictive covenant cases the last two months, which has prevented me from writing regularly. In several of these cases, the defendants signed nonsolicitation and nondisclosure agreements that did not include a noncompete. This type of contractual protection is worth considering. Recently, there has been a […]