Employee Divulged Trade Secrets To Ricoh Unit: Canon

Law360, New York (March 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Canon USA Inc. has sued a former employee for allegedly revealing the company's trade secrets and other proprietary information to rival Ricoh Co. Ltd.'s subsidiary Ikon Office Solutions Inc. in violation of a confidentiality agreement.

In a complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, Canon sued William D. Crow, along with 10 “John Does,” for allegedly disclosing Canon's confidential business information to Ikon, both during and after his employment with Canon, as part of a scheme to solicit Canon's customers...
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