Tuesday, February 09, 2010, 2/09/2010 11:45:00 AM

Potential Problems in Trying Goodyear Trade Secrets Case


Following up on our earlier posting here, there’s a good story in the Knoxville News Sentinel about the difficulties of trying corporate espionage cases in court without revealing trade secrets. The article outlines the conceptual clash between the philosophy of open and public courtrooms (embodied, after all, in our Constitution) and the problem that victims of trade secrets theft won’t come forward if they fear that their trade secrets will be exposed at trial.

According to the story, prosecutors are at the trial of two engineers accused of improperly snapping seven photographs at a Goodyear facility have filed a motion to stop the public from seeing what’s in those pictures.

The case is scheduled for trial in late March.

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