Jury In Goldman IP Trial Mired In Confusion Over Obscure Law

Law360, New York (April 24, 2015, 8:38 PM EDT) -- The jury in the trial of a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. programmer accused of stealing computer code for the bank’s high-frequency trading platform was unable to reach a verdict Friday, despite more than two days of deliberations, and appeared perplexed by the charges.

In a series of notes handed to New York Supreme Court Judge Daniel P. Conviser, the jury has asked for multiple readings of the charges against Sergey Aleynikov, as well as definitions of terms used in the felony counts of unlawful use of secret scientific material and unlawful duplication of computer-related material, and what exactly must the...

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