Monday, June 12, 2006, 6/12/2006 07:38:00 AM

Updates from Recent Trade Secrets Stories

From MacWorld, a tough opinion piece taking issue with the ruling by the California appellate court in Apple's case against the bloggers who posted information which Apple contended were its trade secrets.

According to the piece, "the court committed so many errors in logic that they’re hard to count."

The conclusion: "it’s difficult to imagine Apple not appealing the trade secrets and some of the shield questions to the California Supreme Court. The precedent is just too awful to let stand unchallenged, and only Apple has standing at present to challenge it."

A somewhat more measured (but still negative take) from the blog of Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Senior Online Producer Brian Chin can be found here.

And, more on the recent conviction of a former Lightwave employee in the Northern District of California on trade secrets theft charges can be found here and here.

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