Monday, November 29, 2010, 11/29/2010 02:22:00 PM

Marvell Successfully Defends Trade Secrets Case Brought By Jasmine Networks

By Todd

We've been blogging about this case for a good while, see here: http://wombletradesecrets.blogspot.com/2010/01/standing-to-bring-trade-secrets-case-to.html. You'll recall this was the whacky case where the former Marvell general counsel and two of his colleagues phoned the legal chief of a rival company, Jasmine Networks Inc. The call went straight to voicemail, so the Marvell attorney left a message and hung up. At least, he thought he did. Though the Marvell counsel and pals didn't know it, the Jasmine lawyer's voicemail was still taping them as they continued to talk on speakerphone – allegedly about how Marvell was stealing their rival's trade secrets.


After appeals up and down and lots of arguments regarding standing, the jury has spoken: the jury unanimously found that Marvell did not use or acquire any Jasmine trade secrets and did not violate any nondisclosure agreements.


We don't know any more than this right now but we'll fill you as we learn more regarding this apparent defense verdict. Big sigh of relief from Marvell on this one.

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