Chipmaker AMD is taking four former workers to court, one former VP and three administrators from the company’s Boxborough plant, who left the organization to go and work for NVIDIA a year ago.
AMD Former Managers Copied Thousands of Confidential documents before joining NVIDIA
AMD trusts that as they cleared out the organization, the four workers duplicated more than 100,000 private files and competitive innovations to bring with them.
The suit, recorded in the U.S. Area of Massachusetts, cases previous VP Robert Feldstein, alongside administrators Manoo Desai, Nicolas Kociuk and Richard Hagen, took the records before the four left the organization. AMD needs to recuperate the records, which the organization claims cover everything from forthcoming AMD innovation and contracts with substantial and undertaking clients.
Alongside the claim, the court additionally endorsed a makeshift limiting request against the four previous representatives, requesting the safeguarding of any duplicates of AMD materials they might have, any PCs or gadgets they might possess, and should not disclose or utilize any AMD secret data.
Feldstein left red camp in July, as per reports, after he helped broker major contracts to see AMD technology launch in the next-generation range of games, consoles, including the Xbox, PlayStation, and the Wii U, before he cleared out for Nvidia.
The company said it had “uncovered evidence” that the four had “transferred to external storage devices trade secret files and information in the days prior to their leaving AMD to work for Nvidia.”
“The volume of materials that these three defendants collectively transferred to storage devices, each of which is unaccounted for, as they left to work for AMD’s competitor exceeds 100,000 electronic files.” AMD also said in the filing that the files “include obviously confidential, proprietary, and/or trade secret materials relating to developing technology and/or highly confidential business strategy.”
In particular, the recording takes note of that “three highly confidential files — two licensing agreements with significant customers, and a document outlining proposed strategies to AMD’s strategic licensing — were transferred.” If used by Nvidia, the chipmaker says, this would ” provide an unfair advantage if improperly used or disclosed,” it went on.
A representative of the company told ZDNet in an announcement that the organization “will always take action to aggressively protect its confidential, proprietary and trade secret information.” The representative included:
“We believe the facts are clearly outlined in our pleadings and are supported by forensic evidence. The pleadings are publicly available. Current and former employees are contractually required to honor the ongoing confidentiality and non-solicitation obligations each agreed to while employed with us. As this case is now in litigation, we have no further comment at this time.”