The Defend Trade Secret Act

Going Federal: The Defend Trade Secret Act

Last week, President Obama made the Defend Trade Secret Act (or “DTSA”) official. The law went into effect on May 11, 2016, and will apply to all trade secret misappropriation that takes place on or after that date. What is the DTSA, and how does it change the trade secret battlefield?

EntreprAdmire May 2016

EntreprAdmire May 2016 Edition

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” With that quote, Socrates provides a great tip for entrepreneurs. Goal-setting and continuous learning are two habits that are imperative to entrepreneurship.  The act of writing down goals has been said to be quite effective in actually accomplishing goals, and the act of learning or improving upon a skill often finds itself on an entrepreneur’s list of goals.  So let’s dive into the brands I #EntreprAdmire this … Continue reading →

Anatomy of a Tennessee Non-Compete

Anatomy of a Tennessee Non-Compete

Competition is a funny thing. Non-compete agreements (or, in fancy legalese, “covenants not to compete”) rarely end the “Hey! You can’t do that!” discussion in the way that a former employer might think they do. Non-competes don’t always impose valid restrictions on a person’s ability to make a living. What are some things to keep in mind when considering a Tennessee non-compete?