3rd Parties Don't Start Trade Secrets Clock: Court

Law360, New York (June 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California appeals court has reversed a trade secrets ruling against Cypress Semiconductor Corp., finding that the statute of limitations for claims against third parties begins when the plaintiff, not the third party, suspects a misappropriation of trade secrets.

The California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District, ruled on Friday that a state superior court erred in finding that the statute of limitations for Silvaco Data Systems' claims against Cypress began in August 2003, when Cypress learned that Silvaco settled a lawsuit with Circuit Systems Inc....
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