Daily Archives: November 6, 2008

IBM opening new court case; an example of measures to protect trade secrets

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/technology/tech-us-apple.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
Apple’s new hire Mark Papermaster, an ex-IBM employee, has found himself with a law suit as well as a new job! IBM intends to “vigorously pursue [this case] in court”.  Fearing for their trade secrets which Papermaster would have had access to, they hope to block the new hire because he had agreed not to work for a competitor for a year.