Employees stealing trade secrets

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Your employees’ employment contracts need to have strict clauses in them so that they are not tempted to steal your intellectual property and set up in competition to you or take them to a competitor.

In May 2017 in the US Uber was forced to sack an engineer who was accused of stealing trade secrets from Google relating to the driver-less car.

We recently represented a client in a similar position in the WA Supreme Court and the case was settled after a substantial payment was made by our client’s former employee who had stolen trade secrets by emailing their employer’s property to secret email addresses.

That property included client lists, tenders, pricing lists and quotation guidelines.

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