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Qualcomm settles trade secret lawsuit against ex-engineer

By Jasmin Jackson (May 3, 2022, 4:27 p.m. EDT) – Qualcomm Technologies Inc. has notified a California federal judge that it has settled a trade secret lawsuit against a former engineer, resolving allegations that he stole the confidential company know-how for a rival technology developer.

The semiconductor maker and subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc. said in a notice on Monday that it “has reached an agreement in principle” with former Qualcomm engineer Gaurav Kathuria, who is accused of stealing hundreds of highly sensitive files when interviewing and accepting a job at an undisclosed “direct competitor”.

According to the file, “the parties are in the process of recording their agreement” and plan to request a dismissal with prejudice…

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