If a Japanese computer manufacturer induces a California competitor's former employee to disclose trade secrets in violation of a postemployment agreement, then a California corporation has substantive and jurisdictional grounds on which to build a case not only against the ex-employee but also against the Japanese manufacturer. Particularly involved on the issue of jurisdiction over the alien defendant is a 1977 New Hampshire District Court case that parallels this situation, Centronics Data Computer Corporation v. Mannesmann.
Computer Technology Trade Secrets: Protection in an International Setting,
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