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Microsoft Settles Employee Spying Case




Microsoft Settles Employee Spying Case
Microsoft Settles Employee Spying Case



http://www.pcworld.com/article/182372/microsoft_settles_employee_spying_case.html 

[See also: http://www.infosecnews.org/hypermail/0902/15870.html - WK] 

By Nancy Gohring
IDG News Service
Nov 17, 2009

Microsoft has settled a lawsuit with a former employee that it once 
charged with fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of 
contract.

Neither party has admitted to any wrongdoing and they will not reveal 
the details of the settlement, according to the former employee, Miki 
Mullor.

The deal closes an unusual case in which Microsoft said that Mullor 
continued on as CEO of a company called Ancora while working at 
Microsoft. While Mullor was employed at Microsoft, Ancora accused 
several computer makers including Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Toshiba of 
infringing on a patent. The PC makers asked Microsoft to defend them 
since the technology was provided by Microsoft.

Ancora said that the PC makers infringed on its patent in the way that 
they allowed customers to bypass the Windows activation process if they 
had bought computers that came with Windows preloaded. 

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