IBM Sales Director Accused Of Stealing Trade Secrets

Law360, New York (July 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former IBM employee is facing felony charges for theft of trade secrets in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Federal charges were filed on Friday, accusing Atul Malhotra of circulating a confidential document at Hewlett Packard which he had obtained during his prior employment with IBM.

Malhotra was employed as a director in sales and business development and output management services at IBM from Nov.1997 to April 2006, court documents said.

As an IBM employee, Malhotra had agreed not to disclose...
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