Employment

  • January 17, 2006

    Northwest Reaches Tentative Deal With Machinists

    Northwest Airlines Inc. has reached a tentative agreement with the union representing its machinists and aerospace workers, but has pushed ahead with efforts to nullify the collective bargaining agreement between the carrier and its remaining employees.

  • January 17, 2006

    United Exit Plan Continues to Rile Up Union

    Less than a week after bankrupt United Airlines settled a dispute with its unsecured creditors committee over details in its reorganization plan, the airline faces persistent objections over issues it did not resolve with its flights attendants union.

  • January 12, 2006

    United Settles With Creditors, Despite Union Resistance

    Bankrupt United Airlines Corp. and its unsecured creditors committee have settled their dispute over the company’s reorganization plan, which has been attacked by both a flight attendants union and a retired pilots union one week before the bankruptcy hearing was scheduled to begin.

  • January 11, 2006

    Airline Creditors Must Pledge To Keep Trade Secrets

    Companies that serve on creditors’ committees for struggling airlines have been ordered to pledge not to expose confidential information they obtain during bankruptcy proceedings after a judge worried that companies may improperly use the information.

  • January 11, 2006

    United’s New Plan Angers Flight Attendants, Others

    As United Airlines tries to claw its way out of bankruptcy, the company’s reorganization plan has come under fire from both a flight attendants union and a retired pilots union, only one week before its bankruptcy hearing is scheduled to begin.

  • December 13, 2005

    Ex-Software Exec Pleads Guilty In Trade Secrets Case

    A former software company executive accused of conspiring with other executives to illegally access a rival firm’s computer network has pled guilty in federal court to misappropriation of trade secrets.

  • December 6, 2005

    Toshiba, Fresh From Win In Lexar Case, Will Still Appeal

    Although it may have seemed like a huge victory, Toshiba Corp. said it will appeal a California judge’s ruling that vacated the $465 million settlement originally awarded to Lexar in the trade secrets litigation between the two companies.

  • December 2, 2005

    Toshiba Wins New Trial In $465M Dispute With Lexar

    In a victory for Toshiba Corp., the Japanese electronics maker has won the reversal of a $465.4 million verdict awarded to Lexar Media Inc. in a trade secrets dispute over flash-memory technology.

  • December 2, 2005

    Xerox Continues To Profit From Trade Secrets, Suit Says

    A complicated lawsuit filled with heated allegations has been filed against Xerox, accusing the company of misappropriating trade secrets, copyright infringement, breaching an agreement, and breaching fiduciary duty.

  • November 21, 2005

    GM Settles Trademark Suit With Chinese Car Maker

    As U.S. companies become increasingly focused on protecting their intellectual property rights in China, one of the most watched trademark and trade secrets disputes between an American company and a Chinese company has been settled.

  • November 16, 2005

    SEC Investigates Wachovia Analyst Firing

    A Wachovia Corp. analyst who may have been fired for his refusal to allow investment bankers to influence his reports has prompted the Securities and Exchange Commission to begin an investigation into the situation.

  • November 1, 2005

    Nortel CEO To Pay $11.5M In Trade Secrets Settlement

    A former Motorola president and chief operating officer will pay the company $11.5 million and agree not to disclose trade secrets in his new post as chief executive of Canada's Nortel Networks Corp., under the terms of a settlement of a lawsuit brought by Motorola.

  • October 27, 2005

    VP-Turned-Rival Infringed Patents, Stole Secrets: Suit

    A software developer stole trade secrets and infringed patented semiconductor-testing technology after launching a competing company, according to a federal lawsuit. The complaint will test the strength of intellectual property stipulations in employee contracts.

  • October 24, 2005

    LCD Glass Makers Settle Copyright, Trade Secrets Suits

    The two lawsuits between Corning Incorporated and Picvue Electronics over LCD glass technology have been settled, with a $1.5 million settlement reached in the copyright infringement case and an undisclosed settlement in the trade secrets suits.

  • October 18, 2005

    Setback For Google In Microsoft Trade-Secrets Case

    In a setback for Google Inc.’s trade-secret lawsuit against Microsoft Corp., a California judge has tentatively stayed Google’s countersuit, setting the stage for Microsoft’s case to go to trial in Washington State.

  • August 18, 2005

    Judge Makes Key Ruling In $800M Suit Vs. Compaq, Seagate

    A federal judge in New York has issued a Markman decision in an $800 million patent and trade-secrets lawsuit brought by Convolve Inc. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology against Compaq Computer Corp. and Seagate Technology LLC.

  • August 10, 2005

    Microsoft Seeks Change Of Venue In Trade-Secrets Dispute With Google

    Microsoft Corp. has filed a motion to change the venue of Google, Inc.’s countersuit in the technology giants’ trade-secrets dispute over Google’s hiring of former Microsoft executive Kai-Fu Lee.

  • July 29, 2005

    Microsoft Wins Restraining Order In Trade-Secrets Lawsuit Against Google

    Microsoft Corp. has won a restraining order in the company's trade-secrets lawsuit against a former employee who left for Google, Inc., as the two technology heavyweights duke it out in a battle for the online search market.

  • July 19, 2005

    02Micro Wins $12M Jury Award In Trade-Secrets Suit Against Monolithic

    A federal jury in California has awarded electronics power management company O2 Micro International $12 million from rival Monolithic Power Systems in a dispute over trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement.

  • July 12, 2005

    Judge Denies Injunction In Lexar's $465M Trade-Secret Suit Against Toshiba

    In a setback for Lexar Media Inc.’s $465.4-million trade-secrets suit against Toshiba, a judge in California has rejected the storage memory maker’s motion to bar the Japanese electronics maker from selling products that use flash memory chips.