Appeal Court Upholds $24 Million Judgment for Tyco Electronics

Law360, New York (October 14, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed a $24 million judgment in favor of Tyco Electronics Corporation against electronic components manufacturer Bourns, Tyco Electronics said in a statement.

The lawsuit was initiated in 1994, when Raychem Corporation sued Bourns and former Raychem employee Steve Hogge for misappropriating trade secrets and interfering with employee contracts. Bourns then filed a countersuit alleging that Raychem had monopolized commerce in various markets with its PolySwitch polymeric positive temperature coefficient thermistors, which are used for resettable...
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