In Realpage, Inc. v. Enter. Risk Control, LLC, 4:16-CV-00737, 2017 WL 3313729 (E.D. Tex. Aug. 3, 2017), the Eastern District of Texas explored the definition of “use” under the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“TUTSA”).  In Realpage, the Court granted a temporary injunction to the plaintiff who alleged its former employee was using its trade-secret information. Defendant argued that plaintiff had no evidence that defendant was using the alleged trade-secret information. Although plaintiff had little evidence of actual use, it argued that “use” can be implied from defendant’s quick development of its own software code that was similar to plaintiff’s.  The Court agreed. Continue Reading Too Quick to Market: How Hiring a Competitor’s Employee to Develop a Competiting Product Could Result in an Injunction under TUTSA

Six Brackett & Ellis attorneys were named to the Super Lawyers list featured recently in Texas Monthly.  Inclusion as a Super Lawyer signifies a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement for the attorney.  The Brackett & Ellis 2017 Super Lawyers are: Continue Reading Six Brackett & Ellis Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers in Texas Monthly