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Cisco Sues Ex-Employees Over Alleged Trade Secrets Theft

  • Two engineers, sales executive quit and joined competitor
  • Unidentified rival works in the telephony, collaboration space
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Cisco Systems Inc. sued three former senior employees whom it accused of stealing thousands of files containing confidential information when they defected to a competitor.

Shortly after resigning their jobs at Cisco this year, the three men joined an unidentified company that competes “in the IP telephony, headset, video, and collaboration space,” according to the complaint.