Aleynikov And Nosal — 2 Major Government Setbacks

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 1:38 PM EDT) -- The federal government recently suffered two very significant setbacks in its efforts to protect intellectual property in the United States. In the first, the Second Circuit explained its prior decision to order the acquittal of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. computer programmer Sergey Aleynikov, who had been found guilty under the Economic Espionage Act (“EEA”) and the National Stolen Property Act (“NSPA”) of stealing computer source code from Goldman.[1]

In the second, the Ninth Circuit found that David Nosal, who left a well-known executive search firm...
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