Fitbit Workers Must Hand Over Alleged Jawbone Trade Secrets

By Beth Winegarner (October 13, 2015, 5:44 PM EDT) -- Five Fitbit Inc. employees must hand over purported trade secrets that rival Jawbone claims they stole when they left the fitness tracker maker and prove they've deleted any copies, a California judge ruled Tuesday, agreeing they had confidential Jawbone information that violated their employment contracts.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn said that the Fitbit workers, who include Katherine Mogal, Patrick Narron, Patricio Romano, Ana Rosario and Rong Zhang, took information with them that fit Jawbone's definition of confidential information and didn't return it soon enough.

When they decamped from Jawbone, the employees were required to return copies of information...

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