Intellectual Property Keyed to Merges
Rockwell Graphic Systems, Inc. v. DEV Industries, Inc.
Rockwell Graphic Systems, Inc. (Rockwell) (Plaintiff) manufactured printing presses and replacement parts based on secret piece part drawings. Two prior employees of Plaintiff joined DEV Industries, Inc. (Defendant), a competitor, and Rockwell (Plaintiff) sued, claiming that they were using stolen secret piece part drawings. Defendant convinced the district court that the piece part drawings were actually not trade secrets at all as Plaintiff made little to no effort to keep them secret.
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