After languishing for nine years under seal in Santa Clara County Superior Court, the accidental voice mail left by a former general counsel for Marvell Semiconductor Inc. — allegedly capturing trade-secret theft in action — was finally played for a jury on Friday.

It was an anticlimatic moment: It was hard to hear what was actually being said, as multiple voices could be heard talking over each other. A transcript prepared by Jasmine Networks Inc., however, quotes Marvell’s former general counsel, Matthew Gloss, saying “Sehat doesn’t go to jail. [Marvell vice president of business development] Manuel [Alba] might go to jail.” Later, another company officer says: “If we took that IP on the pretense just evaluating it, and put it in our product …”

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