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Microsoft Claims That Former Employee Stole Its Trade Secrets


Posted on Feb 01, 2009

On Friday, January 30, PC World reported that Microsoft has sued a former employee, alleging that he took a job at Microsoft in 2005 for the sole purpose of secretly downloading Microsoft's proprietary and trade secret information for use in his patent infringement suit against Microsoft. In the lawsuit, Microsoft alleges that this former employee committed fraud, and that he is liable to Microsoft for unjust enrichment, as well as theft (i.e., misappropriation) of trade secrets.

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