Mayo Wins Trade Secrets Verdict Against Ex-Employee

Law360, New York (April 27, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT) -- A federal jury in Minnesota sided with The Mayo Clinic on Wednesday in the medical facility's suit accusing one of its former doctors of breaching a contract by delivering trade secrets regarding natural language processing software to Merck & Co.

The jury found that Dr. Peter L. Elkin breached his employment contract with Mayo, misappropriated at least one of the clinic's trade secrets and committed other offenses alleged in the complaint that the clinic launched in February 2009 after Elkin teamed up with Merck on an...
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