So a DuPont employee leaves, and DuPont sues Kolon, a company working with the ex-employee, for “trade secret theft” of information regarding its Kevlar product. DuPont wins almost a billion dollar judgment. (Hey, I can round up, right?)
Kolon is now exploring using anti-trust law against DuPont.
What a great example of the “free market” in action: A uses state IP law against B; B uses state antitrust law against A.
Methinks the only winners are the state, and lawyers. And maybe A and B, who don’t now have to compete with little guys C, D, E who are afraid to get into this hornet’s nest…