Microsoft sues Google and former executive

Posted on Thursday, Jul 21 2005 @ 01:48 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Today Microsoft filed a lawsuit against a former executive and Google regarding breach of Microsoft’s employee confidentiality and non-compete agreement. Kai-Fu Lee, former corporate vice president of Microsoft's Natural Interactive Services Division, has accepted a position with Google to lead their China research and development center. Microsoft is asking the Court to require Dr. Lee and Google to honor the confidentiality and non-competition agreements he signed when he began working for Microsoft.

As a senior executive, Dr. Lee has direct knowledge of Microsoft’s trade secrets concerning search technologies and China business strategies. He has accepted a position focused on the same set of technologies and strategies for a direct competitor in egregious violation of his explicit contractual obligations.

More details regarding the case can be read at Seattle Times


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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