Oklahoma recently passed a new law (Senate Bill 1031) that clarifies the enforceability of non-solicitation of employee covenants within the state. The new law attempts to resolve uncertainties that may have arisen about such restrictive covenants after the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s 2011 decision in Howard v. Nitro-Life Technologies, LLC.

In Howard,

By Joshua Salinas and Jessica Mendelson

Think that patents, trademarks, and copyrights are the only intellectual property where reasonable royalties are available? Think again! On September 27, 2012, a district court for the Northern District of Oklahoma found “exceptional circumstances” existed to award a royalty injunction for the misappropriation of trade secrets.  Skycam, LLC

By Rebecca Woods

The Oklahoma Supreme Court recenty held that noncompete agreements are reviewable by a court, even if the agreement contains an arbitration clause and there is no claim as to the validity or enforceability of the arbitration clause. The Howard ruling is consistent with prior rulings by the court that evidence a hostility