• April 25, 2022

    Pleading and Proving a Trade Secret Case

    I am pleased to announce that the Michigan Business Law Journal has published my article, "Pleading and Proving a Trade Secret Case." I write in the article: A trade secret case requires careful pla...

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  • July 14, 2021

    Slow Train Coming: The Federal Crackdown on Non-Competes

    The Biden administration has ordered the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on the “unfair use of non-compete clauses and other clauses or agreements that may unfairly limit worker mobility.”...

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  • February 18, 2021

    Who Owns the Word “Spinning”?

    Here's an interesting IP case for all you indoor cycling fanatics. Mad Dogg Athletics, a seller of stationary bikes and other products and training, registered the word SPINNING as a trademark for f...

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  • February 13, 2021

    Beat Your Non-Compete! Five Ways Out of a Non-Compete Agreement

    You’d like to find a new job, but there’s a not-so-small hitch: You signed a non-compete agreement. It says you can’t work for another company in the same line of business in the same geographi...

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  • February 08, 2021

    New Changes to IP Law Affecting Business

    Important changes to intellectual property law were enacted into law as part of a bipartisan spending and coronavirus relief bill as 2020 drew to a close. The legislation includes appropriations fo...

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  • January 18, 2021

    Nondisclosure Agreements are Important – Sometimes

    A nondisclosure agreement (NDA) is an important tool for business. An NDA is essentially a contract that prohibits one person from disclosing the confidential information of another or from using a...

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  • December 22, 2020

    Is Your Customer List a Trade Secret?

    Businesses go to great lengths to attract and keep customers and clients. A good customer list will help a business understand who is buying and who is likely to buy again. This information is vita...

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  • December 11, 2020

    Know Your Rights in a Shareholder Dispute

    Minority shareholders or members lack control over company affairs, which can put them in a delicate position when a dispute erupts. Fortunately, the law provides minority shareholders or members w...

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    Maxwell Goss represents plaintiffs and defendants in all stages of federal and state court litigation and provides strategic advice on intellectual property and business law matters.