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Showdown While Staring into the Abyss

Friday, November 14th, 2008

I guess we will all get a little bit of legal education on this one… Papermaster also claims that the agreement is invalid because it’s meant to apply to work performed in New York State. Papermaster was employed at IBM facilities in Texas and is moving to a California-based company. “Both states hold that such [...]

Is Blue the new Grey?

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

There seems to be some gray area between what some folks are doing in the cloud and what IBM is doing. IBM appears to be throwing a lot of blue placeholders all over the place in attempt to stop their customers from going elsewhere. Here are some examples… Blue Cloud – Where is this cloud [...]

IBM v Apple in the Law-o-Sphere

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

It looks like the “non-compete” is not enforceable myth is being played out. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 5 (Reuters) – A U.S. District Court judge in New York ordered a newly hired Apple Inc . executive to stop work immediately because he might be violating an agreement with his former employer, IBM I have been following [...]

IBM v Apple – The Ironic Twist

Friday, November 7th, 2008

I can’t help it, I get caught up in these kinds of stories. I guess it’s because I have wasted so much money on bad legal advice over the years and have been forced into a “Do it yourself lawyer” many times. Ok, by now most people have heard of Mr. Mark Papermaster, the ex-IBM’r [...]

Non-Compete Agreements and the Abyss

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

With all the hoopala regarding the recent IBM/Apple spat over Mark Pappermater’s non compete, I thought I might add to my “Abyss” series of blogs. You could say I earned my law degree on the street. I always joke that I paid 50k for my “law degree” the year I left my first startup. I [...]

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