3rd Circ. Revives IP Spat Over Electrical Connectors

Law360, New York (August 3, 2009, 4:19 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has revived a trade information dispute between rival energy products makers Thomas & Betts Corp. and Richards Manufacturing Co. stemming from a contract Richards won to provide electrical connectors to Consolidated Edison Co. following the company's hiring of a former Thomas engineer.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit remanded the dispute Thursday, ruling that the trial court used the wrong standard under New Jersey law for Thomas' misappropriated information claim and erred in severely limiting testimony from the company's...
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