Jurors Deadlock In Motorola Trade Secrets Case

Law360, New York (November 28, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A tiny start-up was dealt a setback Monday after a jury failed to reach a verdict in a $10 billion trade secrets lawsuit against communications giant Motorola Inc., resulting in a mistrial.

The jurors were split 3-3 on a verdict after four days of deliberations in an eight-week-long trial in a Florida state court.

The plaintiff, now-defunct SPS Technologies, alleged that Motorola funded a partnership with the company in 2000, and abruptly cut ties with the company when it realized how valuable the technology would be....
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