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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.

Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act

“What if the secrets are all in my head?”

May 11, 2007 / By Robert Wood
Articles // Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act

Very often, a departing employee won’t take customer lists or other confidential documents with him, but a lot of the information he has memorized will be considered by his former employer to be confidential. Customer names and contact information, for example, are routinely memorized by sales representatives. Nevertheless, the sales representative’s employer typically contends that…

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Is Attorneys Eyes Only Information Reviewable By In-House Counsel?

May 2, 2007 / By Robert Wood
Articles // Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act

In trade secret cases, the parties routinely produce confidential and proprietary information to each other. Typically, a protective order is entered that permits the parties to designate information as confidential (which means, inter alia, that it can only be used in the litigation) and states how the information is to be treated. Super-sensitive information can…

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Following Trade Secret Cases With International Implications

March 7, 2007 / By Robert Wood
Articles // Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act

Increasingly, America’s economic preeminence in the world is challenged by other nations, including most notably China.  In some cases, "economic espionage" is alleged when American trade secrets are taken abroad.  Here’s an interesting story about DuPont’s trade secrets that were taken in the U.S. and, it was believed, bound for China: