Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) filed a lawsuit in federal court in Chicago alleging that one of the former scientists, when he was fired years ago from the company’s nutrition company, leaked trade secrets to join the opposition.
As a In a court filing Tuesday, Check Nutrition products brand creator Roger Tyre, who worked for the company from 2012 to 2018, said he “could sell Abbott’s trade secrets” for the benefit of competitors.
It agreed to join Better Nutritionals LLC, a contract manufacturer of nutritional supplements, when it did wheelies, Abbott ( ABT ) argued.
After Goma went on a blackout at his new employer, USB devices with Abbott’s actual data were found in his office, according to the North Chicago, Illinois-based health care company, which said the defendant now works for a rival nutritional product maker.
“Companies can use the information stolen by Tyros to quickly and cheaply compete with Abbott’s existing portfolio of nutritional products,” Abbott (ABT) said.
to report the charge, Reuters An attorney has not yet been appointed to represent Tires and he said he could not be reached for comment.
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