Wilson Sues Ex-Ball Engineer Over Bounce To Nike

Law360, New York (January 30, 2012, 8:02 PM EST) -- Wilson Sporting Goods Co. slapped a former engineer who left to work for Nike Inc. with a contract and trade secret lawsuit in Illinois state court on Monday, claiming that the defendant will inevitably use or disclose Wilson's confidential data in his new job developing basketballs and footballs.

The two-count complaint targeted William Woessner, who Wilson said was a senior research and development engineer on projects relating to the design, technology and manufacturing of basketballs and footballs before he stepped down on or around Jan. 5...
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