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In HBO’s “Silicon Valley”, Art Imitates Life

Charles H. Martin Contract Law and Public Policy




In the Season 2 finale of Silicon Valley, Pied Piper’s survival depends on a noncompete clause!

I just watched the final episode of Season 2 of HBO’s “Silicon Valley”. Guess what! The survival of the hot startup “Pied Piper” depends on an arbitration of a claim that the startup belongs to a former employer, because the founder used the employer’s resources to create it. But, the arbitration decision depends on an interpretation of our old nemesis, the “noncompete clause” of the founder’s employment contract! Great show.

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Charles H. MartinIn HBO’s “Silicon Valley”, Art Imitates Life