Rolls-Royce Wins Discovery Bid In Trade Secrets Spat

Law360, New York (November 13, 2009, 1:29 PM EST) -- A federal judge has granted Rolls-Royce Inc.'s request to conduct supplemental discovery of AvidAir Helicopter Supply Inc.'s alleged trade secret violations, in a suit brought by AvidAir claiming that Rolls-Royce's proprietary information related to helicopter engine repairs is not protected.

Although Rolls-Royce's Oct. 27 motion indicated that AvidAir would oppose the additional discovery, AvidAir failed to formally submit its objections, and Judge Ortrie D. Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri on Thursday agreed that the trial in this case, currently...
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