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Episode 5 of the Fairly Competing Podcast: The Lessons of v. Powers

by John Marsh 1. April 2013 17:00

Kenneth Vanko, Russell Beck and I have just completed our fifth Fairly Competing Podcast, "The Lessons of v. Powers." 

In this episode, we look at the recent non-compete case of v. Daniel Powers. In 2012, Powers was terminated from Amazon where he had previously headed its Web Services division, a unit of Amazon focused on cloud computing solutions for businesses. Powers later joined Google in a similar capacity. This podcast discusses the lawsuit that followed, the favorable result Powers and Google achieved, and the host of non-compete and trade secret issues that arose in this high-profile case.

The case is great template for non-compete and trade secret law, and we discuss the court's view of the reasonableness of Powers' contract with Amazon, tactical decisions made by the parties in litigating the case, and the steps taken by Google and Powers to wall off Amazon's efforts at litigation. 

You can listen to the podcast by visiting the Fairly Competing website or clicking the link below. Or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. We'd appreciate your feedback.

If you are looking for more on the decision, see our posts here, here and here.

Our next podcast will address practical steps when considering TROs or preliminary injunctions in a trade secret or non-compete dispute.

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About John Marsh

John Marsh Hahn Law AttorneyI’m a Columbus, Ohio-based attorney with a national legal practice in trade secret, non-compete, and emergency litigation. Thanks for visiting my blog. I invite you to join in the conversations here by leaving a comment or sending me an email at


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