After years of unsuccessful attempts the Massachusetts Legislature passed changes to the laws about the enforcement of non-compete covenants that limit employees’ mobility within the same industry.
The new act gives the go-ahead for many projects around the state but the Governor vetoed sections that would have cracked down on so called “patent trolls” who file bad faith infringement lawsuits.
See the Laws
Article in the Boston Globe
Covenants not to compete : a state-by-state survey http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1129747
Protecting intellectual property law in the age of employee mobility : forms and analysis http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1138565
Intellectual property : counseling and litigation http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1008233
Massachusetts employment law sourcebook & citatory http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1145349