Beyond Noncompetes And Trade Secrets In Texas

Law360, New York (May 16, 2011, 12:36 PM EDT) -- The story is a familiar one these days: a key employee resigns and starts or joins a competing business. The lawyer for the ex-employer trots out the usual arguments: the employee has misappropriated trade secrets and committed a host of other related torts, the employee has breached her noncompete agreement, and so forth.

The lawyer for the employee fires back that she has not wrongfully taken or used any of the ex-employer’s trade secrets, the covenant not to compete is legally unenforceable as written, etc. The details...
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