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Court Voids Noncompete Clauses

Publication Date: 
August 08, 2008
Source: 
Daily Journal
Author: 
John Roemer

Professor Mark A. Lemley is quoted in a Daily Journal story about invalidating non-competition clauses in employment contracts:

The high court sided with more than two dozen prominent law professors across the U.S. led by Stanford Law School's Mark A. Lemley. The scholars drafted a friend of the court brief arguing that noncompetition clauses are counterproductive.

"California's strong innovation economy depends critically on the free movement of employees," they wrote.