Software Co. Unit Nabs Default IP Win In Deleted Code Row

By Andrew Karpan (August 9, 2021, 7:36 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge has agreed to hand a win to a unit of a Danish software provider for the oil and gas industry in its case against a former sales manager's colleague who was accused of swiping more than $10 million in trade secrets, rejecting his argument that he wasn't "sophisticated" enough to deliberately delete evidence.

U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison on Friday sided with a magistrate judge who reached the same conclusion back in April: that Ashish Dabral deleted sets of code from the control systems in the software his companies sold, in advance of a lawsuit from...

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