IBM Trade Secrets Suit Is Timely, Inventor Tells 9th Circ.

Law360, San Francisco (November 7, 2013, 6:50 PM EST) -- An inventor urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to revive his claims that IBM Corp. stole trade secrets related to his creation of “Bookmark,” a software feature that restores a computer's state upon restarting, arguing that the trial court was wrong to find his case time-barred.

Bruce Bierman's attorneys argued that the lower court was wrong to rule that there was no evidence that his deceased mother, who briefly owned the rights to Bookmark, didn't know his invention was potentially being copied. Bierman provided circumstantial evidence, from...
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Case Information

Case Title

Bruce Bierman v. IBM, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4380 Other Personal Property Damage

Date Filed

March 14, 2012

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