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How Specifically Must a Trade Secret Be Identified Under Texas Law?

February 8, 2017 / By Robert Wood
Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act

In Texas, a business and/or employer can bring a claim for misappropriation of trade secrets if a competitor or employee acquires a business’s trade secrets improperly or uses them without permission.  Tantamount to establishing a misappropriation of trade secrets claim is establishing that a trade secret, in fact, existed. Under Texas law, a “trade secret”…

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Can A Noncompete Be Extended If It Is Violated?

February 3, 2017 / By Robert Wood
Non Compete Agreements in Texas

Many noncompete cases are filed after an employer learns that an ex-employee is violating his covenant not to compete. Sometimes, an ex-employee competes for several months before an employer discovers that the ex-employee is doing so. This is especially possible in an age in which much commerce is done via the internet. Thus, by the…

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