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I'm Robert Wood, a Texas litigation attorney. I’ve spent nearly the entirety of my 25+ year career drafting and analyzing non compete agreements. I use this blog to help Texas employers and workers understand the common misconceptions surrounding the enforcement of non-competes in Texas. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to shoot me a message or give me a call at 469-754-2812.


Misappropriation of Trade Secret Injunctive Relief

October 7, 2013 / By Robert Wood
Articles // Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act

Misappropriation of trade secrets is a proper basis for a court to order a temporary injunction; however the language in the injunction must be limited to prevent it from becoming blanket prohibition on competition. In Reliant Hosp. Partners, LLC v. Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holdings, Inc., 374 S.W.3d 488 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2012, pet. filed), Cornerstone Healthcare…

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Not all “secrets” qualify as trade secrets

July 25, 2013 / By Robert Wood
Articles // Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act

A decision from the Arizona Court of Appeals illustrates precisely why employers must exercise care when choosing to classify particular company information as trade secrets. Reversing the lower court’s grant of a counterclaim for misappropriation of trade secrets, the court in Calisi v. Unified Financial Services, 2013 WL 1490465 (Az.Ct. App. 2013) determined that the…

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Requirements for Physician Noncompetes Strictly Enforced

April 2, 2013 / By Robert Wood
Articles // Physician Employment Contracts

 An opinion by the Dallas Court of Appeals shows how the courts apply the Texas Noncompete statute to covenants involving physicians.   In the opinion, a surgery center was registered as a limited partnership. The general partner was a corporation, and the limited partners were physicians. The partnership agreement prohibited the limited partners from owning an…

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