Law.com is reporting that Chicago-based federal district court judge Matthew Kennelly rejected Lemko Corp.'s motion for summary judgment on Motorola's trade secrets claims, clearing the way for trial on Motorola's allegations that Lemko stole wireless networking technology and wrongly asserted ownership of a family of related patents.
Lemko's argument was that Motorola had not sufficiently identified the trade secrets allegedly misappropriated. You'll recall that Motorola and Lemko have been fighting an alley-like brawl over technology related to 4G technology. Judge Kennelly disagreed with Lemko's lack of specificity argument, concluding that Motorola "has referred to particular documents, files, inventions, and aspects of its technology, not simply general methods or areas of its business," as Lemko had asserted.
This case will be cleared for trial.