Friday, March 4, 2011

Corporate intrigue, Corporate espionage...

bizjournals.com

In highly specialized, research-intensive industries, trade secrets can be a company’s key to beating the competition.

For a Boulder manufacturer of hearing implant devices for the deaf, trade secrets became the center of an international legal battle involving allegations of corporate espionage and the raiding of a French company’s research-and-development team.

The civil lawsuit, tried in U.S. District Court in Denver in February, was filed by Neurelec of France against Boulder-based Otologics LLC. Neurelec claimed its former CEO left in anger, taking most of the research-and-development team with him, and later hacked into the company’s computers to find sensitive information ...

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