New Study Yields Information on Trade Secret Litigation Metrics By Richard Reice   Lex Machina, a Silicon Valley-based legal data analytics firm now owned by LexisNexis, recently published its first Trade Secret Litigation Report. Drawing statistics from about 800 or so federal district court cases,Read More
By Richard Riece and Allison Angel  The regulation of restrictive covenants seems to be moving from the courtroom to the statehouse. While some states have enacted laws to codify non-competition laws that favor businesses in its effort to sustain such agreements (e.g., Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin,Read More
January 2, 2018 By Richard Reice and Julian Brod The defection of a team of high-level executives to a competing business is a crisis for almost any company. Savvy businesses can try to mitigate the effects of such departures by entering into restrictive covenants, includingRead More
By Richard Reice and Joni Zucker[1] In perhaps the mother of present day trade secret cases, Waymo LLC, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. (parent company to Google), has sought a preliminary injunction against Uber for alleged misappropriation of self-driving car technology, called LiDAR, a laserRead More
If properly drafted and used, restrictive covenants (non-competition agreements) can be terrific and enforceable tools.  However, recent government scrutiny of their use and impact on employee mobility and wages make it clear that their use should be limited to key employee and executive personnel and/orRead More