Alleged Copycat DOE Software Can Be Released, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 2:36 PM ET) -- A former U.S. Department of Energy laboratory contractor will no longer be blocked from releasing an open-source version of software he designed for his former employer to protect electric utilities from cyberattacks after an Idaho federal judge found Tuesday that the alleged trade secret theft does not pose a national security risk.

U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill found that Battelle Memorial Institute did not act when it first learned that Corey Thuen, a former employee of a Battelle affiliate, had created Visdom, an open-source version...
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