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U-Turn Ahead: Uber hits brakes over new hire’s refusal to help in trade secret defense

In a move that surprised no one watching the drama between Uber and Google’s Waymo self-driving vehicle division, Uber fired engineering whiz Anthony Levandowski on Tuesday. The company thought it scored a real coup last year in hiring Levandowski to … Continue reading

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President Not Alone in Cavalier Approach to Protecting the Digital Crown Jewels

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Game industry executive’s job-hopping mistake leads to `Game Over’ jury verdict for Facebook/Oculus

Hours after a Dallas jury returned its $500 million verdict for ZeniMax over claims that Facebook and Oculus unfairly used its virtual reality coding, the creator of that code, John Carmack, took to social media to continue his defense. Carmack, … Continue reading

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NFL lessons for the C-Suite on succession planning, Exhibit 1: Tony Romo

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has himself in an ideal succession situation. He waited to draft the perfect candidate – Dak Prescott. He and can now let potential future star quarterback Prescott learn while aging star Tony Romo still has the ball. Boards and C-Suite folks should think like Jones: Keep your stars in place, but keep an eye on the future of the company. Continue reading

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Senate Bill Could Encourage More Trade Secret Litigation

A bill that would fundamentally change the nature of trade secret litigation in Texas is quietly working its way through the Texas Legislature as we speak. Senate Bill 953, by Texas Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas), would adopt the Uniform Trade … Continue reading

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Social Media Offers Risks, Rewards for Executives

Having a well-maintained Social Media presence can be a valuable career asset, but it must be meticulously tended. Indiscreet postings and photos, hackers, outdated profiles, and poorly maintained pages can mean an executive’s Social Media profile is more liability than asset.

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Obama Signs Expansion of Trade Secret Law

Theft of trade secrets is a persistent issue in the executive suite, and the universe of possible violations recently expanded thanks to legislation signed into law by President Obama. According to a report in Security Management, The Theft of Trade … Continue reading

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