MINNESOTA MINING & MFG. CO. v. PRIBYL, 00-3021; 00-2972
Evidence that plaintiff took six years to develop its process, but that the company founded by plaintiff's employees developed a similar process almost immediately, is sufficient for a jury inference that defendants misappropriated plaintiff's trade secrets.
- Argued 05/11/2001
- Decided 07/25/2001
- Published 07/25/2001
- FLAUM, Chief Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and BAUER and EVANS, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Jon G. Furlow,Michael, Best & Friedrich, Madison, WI, Richard C. Godfrey (argued), Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago, IL, for plaintiff-appellant, 3M., Barry A. Gomberg, Gomberg & Associates, Chicago, IL, Eric Schnapper, University of Washington Law School, Seattle, WA, for plaintiff-appellant, Shanoff.
- For Appellees:
- Frederick J. Sperling, Sondra A. Hemeryck (argued), Schiff, Hardin & Waite, Chicago, IL, for defendant-appellee, Pribyl, Harvey, Skrtic, Accu-Tech Plastics., Mary E. Welsh (argued), Office of the Attorney General, Chicago, IL, for defendant-appellee, State of IL.