Manufacturer of ultrasonic imaging equipment brough action against competitor for misappropriation of alleged trade secrets.
Computer software company brought action against former employee and customer for alleged misappropriation of trade secret and sought temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. Court denied application for preliminary injunction and awarded attorney’s fees after documents submitted by software company were shown to be forgeries. Affirmed on appeal.
Software developer brought action against former employee and former employee’s businesses, alleging that former employee breached contract to convey computer code and a contract not to compete, misappropriated trade secrets, and committed fraud. Bench trial judgment for defendants affirmed.
Online social gaming company brought suit against its former General Manager for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract. Defendant signed a confidentiality agreement with plaintiff pursuant to his employment, which obligated him to protect plaintiff’s confidential, proprietary, and trade secret information. Defendant resigned and went to work for plaintiff’s competitor. On the day of his departure, defendant allegedly transferred confidential files to his personal Dropbox account without consent, which he intended to provide to his new employer. During his exit interview, he refused to sign a Termination Certification that he had complied with his prior contractual obligations.