Motorola Accused of Trade Secret Theft

Submitted by patentadmin on Fri, 11/18/2011 - 22:35

November 18, 2011 - Lemko Corp. filed suit against Motorola Mobility for allegedly misappropriating trade secrets. Lemko claims that Motorola hired an ex-Lemko engineer who had "access to and knowledge of Lemko's trade secrets" and source code, and that Motorola then assigned the engineer to create the position-determining technology that the company previously lacked.

Motorola allegedly exported the technology to China, incorporated it into its mobile phones, and then fired the engineer in 2008 and destroyed computer files with evidence of Lemko's source code.

Lemko is seeking compensation for the loss of royalties and other unspecified damages.