Court Clarifies "Inevitable Disclosure" Doctrine

Law360, New York (February 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A recent court decision in Ohio provides an important new interpretation of the rights, and limitations, that employers may face when key employees leave and begin to compete.

The decision also highlights several critical steps that employers should take if and when an employee leaves to compete, and when company trade secrets, other confidential information, and customers are at risk.

In particular, employers must move quickly to protect against threats to their trade secrets and customer relationships, and they must take steps to carefully identify—and maintain...
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