Brocade Wins $112M In Trade Secrets Battle With A10

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT) -- A California federal jury has awarded $112 million to networking equipment supplier Brocade Communications Systems Inc., finding that A10 Networks Inc. stole trade secrets and infringed its intellectual property to start a competing business with ex-Brocade workers, Brocade said Monday.

After a three-week trial, the jury unanimously agreed that A10 and its CEO Lee Chen are liable for punitive and other damages, holding that A10 committed patent and copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation by producing its A10 AX Series load balancing server products, according to...
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