Mako's Trade Secrets Win Sidelines Rival's Sales Staffer

Law360, New York (April 5, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT) -- Mako Surgical Corp. won an employment dispute Thursday as a Florida federal judge endorsed a settlement sharply curtailing the duties of a worker who allegedly stole trade secrets and breached a noncompete contract by joining rival robotics firm Blue Belt Technologies Inc.

The deal, approved by U.S. District Judge James I. Cohn, bars former Mako sales manager Jeffrey Gellman from working in any capacity for Blue Belt until Aug. 1. After that, he can return to Blue Belt, but for two months will be confined to...
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