Brocade Allowed To Pursue Trade Secrets Suit Against Rival

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday allowed Brocade Communications Systems Inc. to pursue a lawsuit against A10 Networks, finding the technology company had supported allegations that its rival stole trade secrets in order to set up a competing business with ex-Brocade employees.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh found Brocade had demonstrated sufficient evidence to suggest that its former employees, after leaving the company to join the new competitor A10, brought protected secrets that were unknown to the general public along with them.

A10 had argued both...
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