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Fenwick & West Represents PeopleSoft in Trade Secret Litigation

Fenwick litigation partner Rodger Cole sued two former employees and their new employer on behalf of PeopleSoft after investigation revealed that employees downloaded source code and product strategy documents before departing PeopleSoft. Rodger argued for and received an ex parte temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the two former employees and the new employer preventing the misappropriation of trade secrets. The case settled shortly thereafter with a stipulated permanent injunction and full payment of PeopleSoft’s legal fees by the defendants.