The court battle between IBM and Dell over the employment of former IBM M&A chief David Johnson provides even more evidence that Noncompete Agreements are highly unique contracts that often lead to some highly unique arguments in litgation. It appears Mr. Johnson is arguing that because he “intentionally” signed the noncompete on the wrong line, it is not valid.  In other types of transactions (and maybe this one too) this type of admission would most likely lead to a misrepresentation, fraudulent inducement, or similar common law claim that could open up a party to significant liability.