Mahendru P.C. Addresses Trade Secrets Litigation with Texas Lawyer

HOUSTON – Houston trial lawyers Ashish Mahendru and Darren A. Braun of the litigation law firm Mahendru P.C. were recently featured in Texas Lawyer discussing the growing trend of trade secrets litigation in Texas.   As changes in patent law have made it more difficult for plaintiffs, many are turning to trade secret litigation as an alternative to protecting valuable business assets. Texas is at the forefront of this trend with three judicial districts – the Eastern, […]

Chef Omar Pereney Free to Feed Houston Again Thanks to Unusual Lawsuit

HOUSTON – World-famous chef Omar Pereney is back to feeding Houston and helping restaurants perfect their menus after a settlement with his former employer who had refused to release him from a non-compete agreement. Mr. Pereney, a prodigy who starred on a Latin American cooking show when he was a young teenager, is thrilled his […]

Mahendru Featured in Houston Chronicle Article on Partnership Terminations

HOUSTON – Ashish Mahendru, founder of litigation boutique Mahendru P.C., was interviewed by the Houston Chronicle for his expertise involving the dissolution of business partnerships. In the article, “Q&A: Lawyer helps business partners break up,” reporter L.M. Sixel questions Mr. Mahendru about “what happens when the bonds are shattered” in a business partnership. Download the […]

Mahendru Files Non-Compete And Name/Likeness Business Case Featured In Media

World-famous chef Omar Jose Pereney, who was chef at Houston’s Galleria-area Peska Seafood Culture until February of this year, has filed a lawsuit against the restaurant owners who changed the nature of the restaurant and will not now let him out of his non-compete contract nor will they give him back rights to his name […]

How to Stop Your Legal Opponents in Their Tracks

It may be that a competitor has interfered with a business contract, an employee has stolen your trade secrets or breached a non-compete agreement, or a business partner has stolen from your company.  You have to go to court to protect the company though you’d rather not. An Easier Path Many lawyers follow the hard […]

How Can I Protect My Intellectual Property?

If you’re part of the management of a Texas business that designs, creates, writes, or purchases intellectual property, it’s almost an inevitability that you will eventually discover that someone is trying to use your patented, copyrighted, or trademarked product without your permission. In some cases, there is no way to reverse the damage once the […]

Shut Down: Claims of Trade Secret Infringement Can Paralyze Businesses

When an employee leaves a company after learning proprietary knowledge, he or she bound to make a few people in management a little nervous. When that former employee takes a job with a competitor or opens a new business in the same field, chances are great that he or she will be watched very carefully. […]

Protecting Your Trade Secrets From Corporate Spies

No matter how careful a business is with its proprietary knowledge and processes, in order to function, it will eventually have to share its trade secrets with employees and managers. As a Houston, TX corporate law and commercial litigation attorney, Mahendru, PC frequently represents companies that have been negatively impacted by patent and copyright infringements, violations […]

Protecting Trade Secrets

Among the most valuable assets companies have are their trade secrets. A trade secret is a “company specific” way a company manufactures a product, delivers a service, or uses information. Usually courts define a trade secret as: Any formula, pattern, device or compilation of information which is used in one’s business and presents an opportunity to obtain […]

Covenant Not to Compete

Companies create and use confidential and trade secret information on a daily basis. Valuable confidential and trade secret information must be kept secure and out of reach of third parties. When dealing with confidential and trade secret information, a prudent practice should be to require each of employee to sign a covenant not to compete. A […]