Drug Company Sues Scientist for Violating Non-Disclosure Contract

In 2001, Travis Mickle joined Lotus Biochemical as a senior research scientist. He signed an employment contract that contained a non-disclosure provision, which stated: All Discoveries are the exclusive property of the Company, and Employee will promptly and fully disclose them to the Company. As used herein, the term “Discoveries” means all discoveries, inventions, improvements, processes, ideas and names in any form, whether

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What Happens to a Non-Compete After a Merger?

Many employees wonder whether non-compete agreements are enforceable if their employer merges with or is acquired by a different company.  It depends on whether the terms of the contract contemplate surviving a change in control of the employer’s business. The answer can be found in an assignment clause contained within the contract. The language in an assignment clause often addresses whether rights and

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