Cases & Deals

Monolithic Power Systems sues former employee for breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation

Clients Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.

Jones Day successfully obtained an ex parte temporary restraining order for Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. against a former Monolithic sales employee in Japan. The former employee was discovered to have engaged in misappropriation of Monolithic's trade secrets after his employment was terminated and a forensic analysis of his company laptop was performed. Among other relief, the TRO prohibits the former employee from destroying, copying, using, or transferring Monolithic's trade secrets.

Monolithic Power Sys., Inc. v. Kazuaki Egawa, No. 113-cv-245531-KEM (Santa Clara Sup. Ct.)