Claim Trimmed From Adobe Trade Secrets Suit

Law360, New York (June 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has tossed the breach of confidence claim from a suit brought by ThinkVillage-Kiwi LLC accusing Adobe Systems Inc. of trade secrets and unfair competition violations, ruling that the claim is time-barred.

Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the claim on Wednesday, letting claims of breach of fiduciary duty and common law misappropriation, among others, continue.

TVK alleges that Adobe and its subsidiary Adobe Macromedia Software LLC infringed its assets, intellectual property and other rights...
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