Metabyte Competition Claim Nixed In Nvidia Trade Secrets Suit
By Scott Flaherty
Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 2:32 PM ET) -- A California federal judge on Monday threw out part of a suit alleging that former Metabyte Inc. employees brought stolen computer code to their new employer, Nvidia Corp., saying a state unfair competition claim against Nvidia was preempted by the federal Copyright Act.
U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti granted an Nvidia motion that sought to dismiss certain claims from a suit against the company and individual employees who allegedly misappropriated source code for Metabyte's 3-D stereoscopic software. The judge threw out a claim against Nvidia brought...