Network Securities Co. Can't Duck Trade Secrets Case

Law360, San Francisco (February 1, 2013, 4:09 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss claims that Palo Alto Networks Inc. stole trade secrets from a rival firewall technology inventor, saying the inventor had sufficiently alleged the information was protected when the company used it to apply for a competing patent.

Palo Alto Networks had urged U.S. District Judge William Alsup to dismiss Qiang Wang's case on the grounds that employees Nir Zuk and Fengmin Gong didn't know the patented technology was a secret when he shared it with them. But Judge Alsup...
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