Alcatel Eludes Ciena's Trade Secrets Claim

Law360, New York (September 1, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT) -- Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. has won its bid to nix trade secrets claims from a breach of contract suit brought by rival Ciena Communications Inc. over Alcatel's hiring of a former Ciena employee who had been responsible for managing accounts with AT&T Corp.

Judge Marcia S. Krieger for the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado signed off Tuesday on an order granting Alcatel's motion to dismiss with prejudice, ruling that Ciena had failed to adequately plead two of its claims against Alcatel and former Ciena...
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