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Invention Ownership: Why the Tense Matters in Employee IP Provisions
On an employee’s first day, employers can begin protecting trade secrets by ensuring they maintain ownership over all intellectual property (IP) that the employee will create. In this episode of Spilling Secrets, Epstein Becker Green attorneys A. Millie Warner, James P. Flynn, Hemant Gupta, and Adelee Traylor dive into the key steps employers can take to maintain IP ownership, including using the right verb tense in employee IP provisions.
Non-Compete Law Update: Key Developments from 2023
The year 2023 was significant for trade secret and non-compete law, full of enforcement actions and rulemaking on the federal level and legislation in the states. In this episode of Spilling Secrets, Epstein Becker Green attorneys Peter A. Steinmeyer, Katherine Rigby, A. Millie Warner, and Erik W. Weibust present their lineup for the “top 10” trade secret and non-compete developments of 2023.
Restrictive Covenants Around the World: Challenges for Multinational Employers
Restrictive covenants, such as non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, are regulated differently worldwide. In this episode of Spilling Secrets, Epstein Becker Green attorneys Peter A. Steinmeyer, A. Millie Warner, and Susan Gross Sholinsky take a trip around the world with Andrew Lilley, Head of Employment Law at Deloitte Legal, to highlight some of these unique distinctions and discuss how global employers can navigate these differences.
Non-Compete Agreements in 2023: What Employers Need to Know
Restrictions on non-competes have dominated the headlines this year. The Federal Trade Commission has proposed a rule banning non-compete agreements nationwide, Minnesota became the first state to ban non-competes since the 1890s, and the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board instructed regional offices to evaluate non-competes for potential violations of the National Labor Relations Act.
In this special live episode of Spilling Secrets, Epstein Becker Green attorneys Peter A. Steinmeyer and Erik W. Weibust sat down with guests Gina Sarracino, Chief Counsel of Employment and Labor at Thomson Reuters, and Evan Michael, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at NFP, to discuss the hectic state of non-competes in 2023.
Attention Employers: How to Protect Trade Secrets in California
California has some of the strongest regulations on restrictive covenants. How can employers in the state protect trade secrets and remain in compliance? Epstein Becker Green attorneys Katherine G. Rigby, David Jacobs, and Phillip K. Antablin detail some best practices for California employers.
When a Restrictive Covenant Dispute Goes Beyond the Injunction Phase
Most restrictive covenant disputes are resolved out of court. However, what about the restrictive covenant disputes that lead not only to litigation but also to litigation beyond the injunction phase?
NLRB General Counsel Issues Memo on Non-Competes
On May 31, 2023, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued a memo stating her position that non-compete agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act. So, what does this mean for employers?
Epstein Becker Green attorneys and Spilling Secrets hosts Peter A. Steinmeyer and Erik W. Weibust are joined by featured guest attorneys Steven M. Swirsky and Erin E. Schaefer to forecast the impact employers may face in the wake of this memo.
How to Pursue Damages in Trade Secrets Litigation
Trade secret and non-compete litigation can result in massive damage awards, but those cases can also be unpredictable. Many viable trade secret claims go unexplored due to financial limitations or a lack of willingness to invest in litigation.
Attorney and Spilling Secrets host Erik W. Weibust and three special guests—Epstein Becker Green’s Managing Partner, James P. Flynn; Stephanie Southwick of Omni Bridgeway; and Mary Guzman of Crown Jewel Insurance—discuss the monetization of trade secrets litigation.
How to Secure Key Employees in Health Care M &A Transactions
Human capital often drives the value of merger and acquisition (M &A) deals in the health care industry. Buyers involved in these deals must retain key employees to secure that value.
Epstein Becker Green’s Spilling Secrets hosts Erik W. Weibust and Katherine G. Rigby join forces with the Diagnosing Health Care podcast hosts Daniel L. Fahey and Timothy J. Murphy to talk about strategies to retain these employees.
Inside the Most Famous Trade Secrets Case of All Time
The inevitable disclosure doctrine, expected to be a widely used tool to protect trade secrets after the famous PepsiCo, Inc. v. Redmond case in 1995, has not been as commonly employed as anticipated. But is the legal landscape about to change?
Epstein Becker Green’s all-star panel of attorneys – Peter A. Steinmeyer, Katherine G. Rigby, A. Millie Warner, and special guest James J. Oh – delve into the most famous trade secrets case of all time.
Trade Secrets on Film and TV
The 2023 Academy Awards are over, but we’re keeping the awards season alive with our very own Trade Secrets Fail Awards, highlighting Hollywood’s biggest missteps in depicting trade secret issues on-screen.
FTC Proposes Ban on Non-Competes
On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a proposed rule that would ban employers from using non-compete clauses.
What to Do When a Star Employee Decamps to a Competitor
The holidays are over, and year-end bonuses are being paid, making January and the first quarter a common time for employees to jump ship to work for a competitor.
Top Trade Secret and Non-Compete Developments of 2022
The year is coming to a close, and it was a big one in the world of trade secrets and non-competes. In this episode, we’re running down the key trends of 2022.
When Trade Secret Misappropriation Goes Criminal
When faced with trade secret misappropriation, employers must decide how to proceed. In this episode, hear some tips on how and why employers might choose to refer the matter for criminal investigation.
Non-Compete Agreements for In-House and Outside Lawyers
Non-compete agreements are generally unenforceable against lawyers, but there are some exceptions. In this episode, hear about employer options for restrictive covenants, including non-competes, non-solicits, and confidentiality agreements, for both in-house and outside lawyers.
Employers: Train on Trade Secrets
An employer often overlooks training employees on what their restrictive covenant means and how to honor their confidentiality, non-competition, and non-solicitation obligations. But this type of training can be critical for employers in protecting trade secrets and avoiding litigation in the future.
Restrictive Covenants in the Remote Work Boom
Two and a half years into the pandemic, it appears that remote work is here to stay, to varying degrees, in virtually all industries. How do restrictive covenants work in this remote work era? In this episode of our special Spilling Secrets podcast series, hear how employers are addressing restrictive covenant concerns now that employees may be located anywhere.
Hiring from a Competitor? Don’t Get Sued.
If you’re hiring from a competitor amid the Great Resignation, one of your top priorities is not getting sued. In our first Spilling Secrets episode, hear about the steps and tactics employers can use to mitigate non-compete and trade secrets litigation risks when hiring from a competitor.
Meet the Spilling Secrets Podcasters
Spilling Secrets is our podcast series about the future of non-compete and trade secrets law. In this overview episode, learn more about what listeners can expect to hear in this series. And meet our all-star panel of trade secrets, non-compete, and employee mobility attorneys who will be featured – Pete Steinmeyer, Kate Rigby, Millie Warner, and Erik Weibust .