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Silvaco Data Sys. v. Intel Corp., H032895

In plaintiff's suit against Intel Corporation alleging that it misappropriated certain trade secrets used by plaintiff in its software products, judgment of the trial court in favor of the defendant is affirmed where: 1) Intel cannot be liable if it never possessed or had access to the source code but only had executable, machine-readable code compiled by its supplier from source code; and 2) plaintiff failed to plead a viable claim not based upon a misappropriation of trade secrets.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/29/2010
  • Published 04/29/2010




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Dechert, Chris Scott Graham, Jill F. Kopeikin, Sara Wager, Attorneys for Plaintiff and Appellant Silvaco Data Systems.

  • For Appellees:
  • Orrick, Herrinton & Sutcliffe, Chris R. Ottenweller, Michael C. Spillner, Robert S. Shwarts, Intel Corporation, Janet M. Craycroft, Tanya Hunter, Attorneys for Defendant and Respondent Intel Corporation.
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