SCHLAGE LOCK CO. V. WHYTE, G028382
The inevitable disclosure doctrine, permitting a trade secret owner to prevent a former employee from working for a competitor, is contrary to California law and policy because it creates an after-the-fact covenant not to compete restricting employee mobility.
- Decided 09/12/2002
- Published 09/13/2002
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellees:
- Fisher & Phillips, John M. Polson, Robert Yonowitz and John E. Lattin IV, Irvine, for Defendant, Cross-complainant and Appellant and Defendant and Appellant., Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, Martin J. Foley, Michael E. Pappas and Azniv Ksachikyan, Los Angeles, for Plaintiffs, Cross-defendants and Respondents.