Zynga May Shed Light on Its Own Practices in Going After Former Employee for Trade Secrets Theft
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This past October, Zynga, Inc. (Zynga) filed a complaint against a former employee, Alan Patmore, for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of written contract. Zynga, Inc. v. Patmore, Docket No.: CGC-12-525099. Zynga...more
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