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Ex-Sales Exec Stole Trade Secrets, HP Says

Law360 (April 7, 2011, 8:18 PM EDT) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. filed a suit in California state court Wednesday alleging a former sales executive stole trade secrets before leaving the company and joining rival Oracle Corp. just eight months after HP's former CEO made a similar exit.

Adrian Jones — the former senior vice president for HP's enterprise storage, servers and networking business in the Asia Pacific region — used a USB storage device to copy HP's strategic and financial plans, sales figures, employee data and other proprietary materials on Feb. 11, and failed to...
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