People v. Tabb, 170 Cal. App. 4th 1142 (2009)

Edward Nathaniel Tabb, Sr. was convicted by a jury for grand theft of his employer’s property. Tabb worked as a “runner or helper for pipe fitters” at BAE Systems. Over a period of approximately two months, Tabb brought new or used ship parts to A to Z Auto Dismantling, a recycling company, and sold them

ViChip Corp. v. Lee, 438 F. Supp. 2d 1087 (N.D. Cal. 2006)

ViChip sued Dr. Tsu-Chang Lee, the company’s former CEO, president, secretary, CFO and sole director, for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret misappropriation, violation of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. § 1030, and conversion. Lee asserted counterclaims against ViChip, alleging misappropriation, unjust enrichment, intentional

People v. Laiwala, 115 Cal. App. 4th 850, 9 Cal. Rptr. 3d 466 (2004)

Sadrudin Laiwala, a former engineer of Odeum Microsystems, a division of Hyundai Electronics America, allegedly copied and took with him a “DVD copy protection system” immediately prior to his departure from the company. Laiwala was criminally prosecuted for violation of California Penal Code Section 499c, which prohibits the theft of

People v. Farell, 28 Cal. 4th 381 (2002)

On his last day of employment as an electrical engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation, Alejandro Farell printed out confidential design specifications for certain computer chips, which could have been used in designing other technology. The evidence of Farell’s misappropriation was obtained during the execution of a search warrant at his home a few days after his