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 settle quickly. You didn’t need an Oracle to predict this outcome. (Sorry!)
The settlement occurred this week, and its terms are confidential. But, Hurd has reportedly waived a significant portion of his very sizeable severance package. (See NY Times story.)
So, what’s the news here? Only that we will have to wait a bit longer for California to clarify the scope of its trade secret exception to its ban on noncompetes. So sad.