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As Patent Litigation Wanes, Businesses Increasingly Turn to Trade Secret Law to Protect Digital Assets

The popular dating app platform Tinder and its parent company Match recently succeeded in having a patent infringement lawsuit tossed. Like many companies accused of infringement today, it accomplished this by going on the offensive and challenging the fundamental validity … Continue reading

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Backlash Builds for Noncompetes

For a generation of workers, noncompete agreements have steadily crept into more and more facets of the working world to the point that even low- and middle-wage earners are increasingly being asked to sign the agreements as a condition of … Continue reading

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‘LinkedIn Defense’ Isn’t Necessarily a Slam Dunk

Back in April 2013, when the Texas Legislature was still considering whether to adopt the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (it ultimately passed), I predicted that a sticking point would be the inclusion of “a list of actual or potential customers … Continue reading

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A Ban on Noncompetes? Don’t Expect One in Texas

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has come out in support of banning covenants not to compete, claiming that they stifle innovation and send jobs and entrepreneurs fleeing to other states. He says companies would be protected against trade secret theft if … 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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