A California appellate court has clarified when the clock starts ticking for trade secret holders to sue third parties who have acquired their stolen intellectual property. Three years after filing a suit over stolen computer source code, the subsequently victorious plaintiff also sued the defendant's customers for having acquired the proprietary information. The court ruled that the timer starts when the plaintiff has "any reason to suspect" that the third party knows it received tainted goods.
Calif. Court Resets Trade Secrets Clock
June 3, 2008