Wednesday, September 14, 2005 | By: Dusty Taylor

Google wins this round of the war with Microsoft.

Last week I mentioned the lawsuit by Microsoft in Seattle against a former employee who went over to Google. It's basically a pissing contest between the two companies over a upper echelon research department head. Microsoft is contending the man stole secrets and violated the noncompete clause in his employment contract. Both sides are claiming victory over the judges ruling that Dr. Lee a chinese specialist in language and speech recognition can begin working for Google next week. Google has filed a countersuit in Cali, and there are major differences between the two states employment laws. Washington gives corporations a broader leeway to enforce the non-compete clauses which are standard in many employment contracts. The link to the newest article regarding this case is here.

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bsoholic said...

Google is going to take over the world. Better than Microsoft I suppose.

dusty said...

bs...i dont think either of them are worth the powder to blow them to hell and back..but it makes for interesting reading I think..