Gentlemen`s Agreement Silicon Valley

The gentlemen`s agreement of 1907 (1907) was an informal agreement between the United States of America and the Japanese Empire, according to which the United States would not impose restrictions on Japanese immigration and Japan would no longer allow emigration to the United States. The aim was to ease tensions between the two Pacific nations. The agreement was never ratified by the U.S. Congress and replaced by the Immigration Act of 1924. And yet, Intel actually had a written document describing a non-poaching deal with Pixar, in which Intel`s policy was not to hire Pixar employees without the explicit agreement of Pixar`s CEO. The companies settled these complaints for nearly a billion dollars — a monumental deal that proves the DOJ is waging a proven war against non-poaching deals.