Ex-Patent Counsel Sues Nvidia Over Age Bias

Law360 (February 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A former chief patent counsel at Nvidia Corp. has brought an age discrimination suit against the graphics technology company and three executives after he was allegedly harassed for years and eventually fired for being too old.

Stephen H. Pettigrew filed the suit in California Superior Court in Santa Clara last month, claiming that he was wrongfully terminated after six years of employment in June 2006 at the age of 64 from a company in which the average age of employees is under 40.

“Pettigrew was subjected...
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