Stryker Exec Who Jumped Ship Must Hand Over Trade Secrets

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 4:07 PM ET) -- A Michigan federal judge Tuesday blocked a former Stryker Corp. marketing director from attending a high-profile industry conference and demanded he cough up documents containing trade secrets, finding there are good odds the man flouted a noncompete agreement.

U.S. District Judge Janet T. Neff handed down the temporary restraining order just one day after Stryker brought the breach-of-contract suit against James Bruty, a 10-year company veteran who’s accused of secretly jumping ship in January to Pennsylvania robotics firm Blue Belt Technologies Inc.

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