Ex-Advanced Micro Workers Can't Shake Trade Secrets Suit

Law360, New York (June 10, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Monday preserved Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s suit accusing four ex-employees of raiding confidential files before defecting to computer graphics rival Nvidia Corp., but warned that it must do more to prevail on claims that the workers broke federal anti-hacking laws.

Having already barred the four ex-employees from using or divulging any of the trade secrets they allegedly took from AMD, U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Hillman declined to dismiss accusations that the workers breached their employment contracts, committed civil conspiracy and broke state trade-secret misappropriation laws.

The judge also kept intact claims that three of the defendants...

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