Yearly Archives: 2010

This post is a bit unusual for me. It is not about substantive law. It's not about Fair Competition Law issues in the news. It's not even my own analysis. Rather, it is a list - by a different blog (T...
We spend lots of time on this blog discussing trade secret protection. To give some context, I thought it might be helpful to have a few statistics: Trade secret and related noncompete cases have m...
For those interested in the status of and plans for the Massachusetts noncompete bill or Massachusetts noncompete law more generally, there are two up-coming discussions you may wish to attend. The...
Earlier this month, I tried something a bit different. Doing a take-off on what I do in the last class of the Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants course that I teach at Boston University School o...
Well, there continues to be a lot of discussion about Georgia's new noncompete law. The most recent discussion at this point is not about the substance, however. Rather, it's about whether the law is...
Well, the waiting is over. Georgia voters voted to change their constitution to permit noncompetes to be more enforceable. Georgia had been long known as one of the harder states in which to enforc...
I am trying something a bit different. It's a take-off on what I do in my last class in the Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants course I teach at Boston University School of Law. So, here it goes....
There is a latin maxim, "Gladiator in arena consilium capit." Translation: “The gladiator is formulating his plan in the arena." (I thank my boys, the latin scholars, for introducing me to the maxim...
The utility of a 50 state survey on noncompetes has come up at various points. So, I finally took it upon myself to create one and make it publicly available. The chart is a summary of employee noncom...
Well, I guess it's not such a bad thing that my last post was about the HP/Oracle/Hurd dispute, as there's more to report. It's settled. No surprise there; most of these cases do settle - and settl...