This season’s finale of Silicon Valley provided Richard with only the briefest moment of victory before he once again faces losing Pied Piper. First, the arbitrator rules that because Richard used a Hooli computer while developing Pied Piper, under the invention assignment provision of Richard’s employment agreement with Hooli, Hooli would have the right to Pied Piper’s technology. However, because the employment agreement also contained unlawful non-compete provisions, the arbitrator held that the entire employment agreement was unenforceable, including the invention assignment portion. Therefore, Hooli had no right to Pied Piper’s technology, and Richard won! In the meantime, the Pied Piper team triumphs by successfully livestreaming the condor cam video to 200,000 viewers—including Laurie, the head of Raviga Capital. Laurie is so impressed with the technology that once Hooli loses the arbitration, Raviga buys out Russ’s stake in Pied Piper. Raviga now controls three of Pied Piper’s five board seats: Russ’s two seats plus the seat filled by Monica as Raviga’s designee. However, Laurie is also underwhelmed by Richard’s performance as CEO. After gaining control of the board, Raviga promptly votes its majority control to remove Richard as CEO of Pied Piper.
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