Employees leave businesses for competitors. It happens all the time. Employees also take with them important information from their previous employer. It happens more often than you would think. A recent case illustrates how one employer’s failure to protect its own information in any meaningful way affected, and may have even lost, its rights to […]
If you own or run a business, or sell services or products yet to be delivered, then you are very familiar with the stress of closing deals. You’ve called, emailed, pitched, and presented for weeks. You’ve got the client revved up and excited about the future, and you’d give anything to just book the deal […]
If you were to quantify all the searching, interviewing, and negotiating with potential employees, and the efforts to train and assist them to ensure their success, it would be clear that companies spend a lot of money to employ top talent. Protecting key talent from leaving your employ is, therefore, serious business. One tactic for […]
Non-disclosure Agreements (NDAs) are ubiquitous in Silicon Valley. They appear (or in many cases should appear) at the beginning of most commercial transactions. Yet, these important contracts are often signed without thoughtful review of terms or the context of the relationship. Here are three questions that you should ask prior to signing an NDA.