Posts Tagged ‘Mark Hurd’

Northern District Rejects Motion to Dismiss Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Claim

In Motion to Dismiss on September 15, 2010 at 8:00 pm
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In Farhang v. Indian Institute Of Technology, Kharagpur, No. C-08-02658 RMW, WL 3504897 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 7, 2010), Defendant Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (“IIT”) moved to dismiss a complaint for misappropriation of trade secrets on the grounds that it failed to allege sufficient facts showing that: (1) the alleged trade secrets were subject to reasonable efforts to maintain their secrecy; (2) IIT misappropriated trade secrets; and (3) plaintiffs suffered harm as a result.  Id. *1.  The court denied the motion. Read the rest of this entry »


Northern District Applies Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 2019.210 Pre-Discovery Disclosure Requirements

In C.C.P. § 2019.210 Pre-Discovery Disclosure, Discovery on September 11, 2010 at 10:12 am
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The Northern District applied California’s trade secret disclosure procedure, and found Plaintiff’s disclosure partially sufficient.  M.A. Mobile Ltd. v. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, No. C08-02658 RMW (HRL), 2010 WL 3490209 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 3, 2010) (slip op.). Read the rest of this entry »

Northern District Notes That Trade Secret Law Allows Recovery of Saved Development Costs

In Damages, Remedies, Unjust enrichment on September 9, 2010 at 7:37 am
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In a non-trade secrets intellectual property case, The Northern District of California noted, in dictum, that “trade secret law allows recovery of saved development costs.”  Oracle Corp. v. SAP AG, No. C 07-1658 PJH, — F.Supp.2d —-, 2010 WL 3258603, *14 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 17, 2010). Read the rest of this entry »

HP Sues Former CEO Mark Hurd for Threatened Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

In Breaking News on September 8, 2010 at 11:21 am
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Hewlett-Packard Company filed suit yesterday against its former CEO, Mark V. Hurd in Santa Clara County Superior Court.  Hewlett-Packard Co. v. Hurd, 110CV181699 (Filed Sept. 7, 2010).  HP alleges that in “his new positions, Hurd will be in a situation in which he cannot perform his duties for Oracle without necessarily using and disclosing HP’s trade secrets and confidential information to others.” Id. ¶ 1. “HP is informed and believes . . . that Hurd, the former Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of HP, is violating and will continue to violate his legal obligations and express contractual obligations owed to HP to affirmatively maintain the confidentiality of HP’s trade secrets and confidential information.”  Id. ¶ 4.  HP seeks injunctive relief and “other” damages.  Id. ¶ 3.

Specifically, HP seeks the following relief: Read the rest of this entry »