Although the arrival of the new Administration moots the Obama White House’s recent “State Call to Action on Non-Compete Agreements” addressing that administration’s concerns about non-compete agreements in the workplace,
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Challenge to ITC’s Extraterritorial Authority Over Trade Secret Dispute Launched by Chinese Corporation
The United States International Trade Commission (“ITC”) is an independent, quasijudicial Federal agency with broad oversight over trade matters.
Texas Appellate Court Holds Condition Subsequent in Noncompete Agreement Excused Former Employee’s Competitive Activities
A Texas Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment last month in favor of an ex-employee declaring that a noncompete clause in an asset purchase agreement and separate noncompete agreement did not…
Federal Court Rejects Defend Trade Secrets Act Whistleblower Immunity Defense On a Motion to Dismiss and Orders Employee to Return Stolen Trade Secrets
This past Spring, we reported on the recently enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), which provides a new federal civil cause of action to trade secret owners seeking to pursue claims of trade secret misappropriation.
For all of 2016, one of the most significant developments in the Intellectual Property field was the implementation of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”).
The Defend Trade Secrets Act grants immunity from any federal or state trade secret law to anyone who discloses a trade secret to an attorney or government official “solely for the purpose of reporting or investigating a suspected violation of law.”
Trade secrets are an important facet of intellectual property law that have not received sufficient attention in the cannabis industry.