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ALM Law Journal Press - Protecting Intellectual Property in the Age of Employee Mobility: Forms and Analysis

With workers and executives changing jobs with increasing frequency, valuable ideas and data can be difficult to safeguard. Yet, it is essential that companies find ways to preserve their competitive advantage, prevent intentional or inadvertent transfers of trade secrets, and minimize liability when hiring employees who have worked for competitors.

Protecting Intellectual Property in the Age of Employee Mobility: Forms and Analysis offers timely, authoritative guidance on legal risks and remedies and the practical steps employers can and should take.

Topics covered include:
  • Conducting a "trade secret audit" to determine what needs to be protected
  • Monitoring and managing technology, external devices, and social media in the workplace
  • Minimizing risk when recruiting competitors' employers
  • Employment, confidentiality, and invention assignment agreements
  • Exit interviews and "high-risk departure programs"
  • Strategies when operating in jurisdictions that recognize the "inevitable disclosure" doctrine
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Dealing with a competitor who has hired away a key employee
This focused yet comprehensive treatise handbook also contains numerous sample agreements, letters and other forms. Whether you are adopting internal procedures or seeking the magic words to make a contract enforceable, it can help prevent costly problems.

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