The New york Times reports that a former employee of Seagate Technology is accusing the company of stealing hard drive technology from Convolve, and incorporating the stolen tech into its own products. The court documents, recently filed with a federal court in Manhattan, detail the former employee’s “eyewitness account,” and even claims that Seagate intentionally destroyed evidence related to its 10-year lawsuit with Convolve.
The original lawsuit stems back to 2000, with Convolve and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suing Seagate and Compaq Computer. The former parties accused the latter of patent infringement in regards to technology that reduces noise and vibration of hard drives. Convolve and MIT sought $800 million in damages, however the legal battle still continues to this day. Read the rest of this entry »