Supplement Cos. Clash On Alleged Trade Secret Theft

Law360, New York (November 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Utah-based nutritional supplement manufacturer is suing its former research scientist for allegedly stealing company trade secrets and attempting to poach customers and workers to form a rival vegan supplement company.

Systemic Formulas Inc. filed the suit on Monday in a Utah federal court against former research director Daeyoon Kim and his new company, Inno-Vita LLC. Systemic claims that Kim is violating a confidentiality and nondisclosure agreement by distributing a line of vegan dietary supplements.

“Systemic is informed and believes and based thereon alleges that Kim's...
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