A lawsuit has been filed by an aircraft manufacturer alleging that former employees illegally sent trade secrets to a competitor. Business owners and entrepreneurs in California might be interested in the specifics of the case, which raises issues of intellectual property policing and protection. Prior to the filing of the lawsuit, the CEO of the plaintiff company attempted to resolve the dispute twice by sending letters to officials at one of the defendant companies.
The plaintiff in the case is Bombardier, an aircraft manufacturing company based in Quebec. Among the defendants are Mitsubishi Aircraft and Aerospace Testing Engineering & Certification. Bombardier claims these companies recruited and hired 92 of its workers and that some of the workers sent documents that contained trade secrets to Mitsubishi prior to leaving Bombardier. The CEO of Bombardier has said he is afraid the intellectual property will be used to further the development of an aircraft that competes with Bombardier airplanes.