Injunctive Relief Over Trade Secrets Now Easier In Texas

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 5:22 PM EST) -- An employee leaves his job to work for a competitor. The former employer has no evidence that the employee has misappropriated its trade secrets, but the former employee cannot likely perform his new job duties without using his former employer’s trade secrets. Does the former employer have any remedies? Can the former employer prevent the employee from working for a competitor, even if the employee never signed a noncompetition agreement?

With the recent passage of the Texas Uniform Trade Secret Act (“TUTSA”), the answers under Texas...
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