Thomas Hubert

Thomas Hubert

Thomas Hubert is an Editor and Founder of the Trade Secret Insider and is a senior partner for Jones Walker’s Trade Secret and Non-Compete Team. Mr. Hubert has extensive trial experience in trade secret, non-compete, and unfair competition cases — where he has not only obtained and fended off injunctions but also won on the merits at trial. He also counsels clients on best practices for protecting trade secret information and for avoiding liability when hiring talent from a competitor. Mr. Hubert can be reached at thubert@joneswalker.com or 504.582.8384.

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Federal Trade Secrets Bill Passes Senate

On Monday, the Senate unanimously passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) — a bill that would allow companies to pursue trade secret theft through civil litigation in federal court. This long-awaited measure is a major step towards elevating trade secrets to the level of federal protection enjoyed by the other intellectual property, such as patents, … Continue Reading

Comfortable With Your Non-Compete?

A recent decision from a Pennsylvania appellate court should prompt employers to review their existing non-compete agreements. They may be unenforceable if applicable state laws have changed. In Socko v. Mid-Atlantic Systems of CPA, Inc., a Pennsylvania appellate court considered a common non-compete concern, but it was the first time that a Pennsylvania appellate court addressed it in … Continue Reading

Bring Your Own Device… But Beware

Over the last decade, smart phones, laptops, and tablets have become essential components for a successful business model. Many business leaders correlate increased mobile connectivity with increased productivity. In theory, remote access to company data allows employees to efficiently work anytime, anywhere. “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) policies have emerged as one of the most popular options … Continue Reading
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