Proofpoint Entitled To $14M In Trade Secrets Case, Jury Says

By Adam Lidgett (August 23, 2021, 6:02 PM EDT) -- A California federal jury has said Proofpoint Inc. was entitled to about $14 million after finding that a former employee and a French technology company misappropriated most of the trade secrets at issue in a suit relating to cybersecurity.

The jury on Friday entered the verdict in the case Proofpoint and its unit Cloudmark launched against Olivier Lemarié — who had been vice president of gateway technology at Cloudmark — and the company he went to, Vade Secure. The jury said the plaintiffs were owed $13,975,659, according to court documents.

Specifically, the jury found that Vade and Lemarié misappropriated most of...

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