AMD accuses 4 former employees of document theft
AMD believes the employees, former vice-president Robert Feldstein and managers Manoo Desai, Nicolas Kociuk, and Richard Hagen, may have taken with them over 100,000 documents with some of AMD's trade secrets. They have since found employment at rival company NVIDIA.
The suit was filed in the US District of Massachusetts and alleges that Feldstein, Desai, and Kociuk "transferred to external storage devices trade secret files and information in the days prior to their leaving AMD to work for NVIDIA." These include "two licensing agreements with significant partners, and a document outlining proposed strategies to AMD's strategic licensing."
Ars Technica notes that AMD also filed a restraining order against the 4 employees, requiring Feldstein, Desai, and Kociuk to "keep all of their AMD property and preserve all computers in their ownership for forensic evaluation." Hagen was ordered to refrain from further recruitment of AMD employees. The restraining order was granted. - Rappler.com