Scott Schaefers Discussing Employee Social Media Privacy – How Employers Can Strike the Necessary Balance

21 04 2014


On April 16th, Scott Schaefers spoke with LexBlog’s Colin O’Keefe in a live online interview about what employers need to know about the social networking privacy legislation passed by thirteen states in the last two years.  Scott discussed Seyfarth’s soon-to-be-published survey of that legislation, as well as some ideas of what employers can do to protect its proprietary assets.

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Massachusetts Governor Proposes Sweeping Legislation Banning Non-Compete Agreements

21 04 2014

By Katherine E. Perrelli, Dawn Mertineit and Erik W. Weibust

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick proposed sweeping legislation that would eliminate employee non-compete agreements in Massachusetts.

Eliminating All Employee Non-Competes in Massachusetts

 

Adoption of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act

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Judge Shows Compassion Toward Law Firm for Apple Leak

4 02 2014

A federal judge showed leniency toward law firm Quinn Emanuel for an evidence leak that allowed its client, Samsung, to get its hands on a confidential license agreement between two rivals, Apple and Nokia.

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Update: Opera claims former employee gave stolen trade secrets to Mozilla

24 11 2013
Opera has been busy repositioning itself as a middleware player for the mobile Web recently, but that isn’t stopping the company from defending its investment in browser technology. The company has filed a 20 million Kronor ($3.4 million) lawsuit against a former employee and consultant, claiming that he stole company secrets and incorporated them into a mobile browser for Mozilla.According to a report by Norwegian IT site Digi.no, Opera has filed suit against Trond Werner Hansen, a Norwegian musician and designer who worked for Opera from 1999 to 2006 as a user interface designer and developer before leaving to pursue his music career. Hansen also worked for Opera as an outside consultant from 2009 to 2010. Last year, Hansen was involved with the development of the Mozilla prototype “Junior” browser for Apple iOS. Hansen and Alex Limi—former Firefox UI head and now manager of Mozilla’s product design strategy—demonstrated the browser prototype in a video on Air Mozilla last June.

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Brocade and A10 settle patent case one hour before a jury hears it

24 11 2013

One of the longer-running, and higher stakes, high-tech patent disputes has been laid to rest. Brocade and A10 Networks settled their patent and copyright dispute over their competing application delivery controllers today. The deal was struck just one hour before a San Jose jury was about to hear opening statements in a damages trial, according to Mike Swift, a reporter for the MLex legal and regulatory news service.

Brocade won a huge court victory against A10 last year when a jury ruled that A10′s AX line of “load balancers” infringed both Brocade copyrights and patents. The case became even more noteworthy after trial when a judge ruled that Brocade would win an injunction because of patent violations. In the past several years, changes to patent case law have made it much harder to win an injunction.

Overall, A10 took a walloping. The company was found liable not just for patent infringement but also for copyright infringement, trade secret violations, and unfair competition.

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