Theft Of Vital Documents For NVIDIA From AMD By Ex Employees

Certain ex employees of AMD have been accused of stealing important company documents and other vital information from the company and sharing it on with rivals, NVIDIA.

Manoo Desai, Richard Hagen and Nicolas Kociuk are all amongst the accused.

Strangely, Bob Feldstein is also amongst the accused, the man who has had such great influence when putting AMD tech into Xbox and PlayStation.

The lawsuit that has been suggested is:

“AMD has uncovered evidence that three of the four defendants – Feldstein, Desai and Kociuk – transferred to external storage devices trade secrets and information in the days prior to their leaving AMD to work for Nvidia.”

“The names of identified and transferred files match identically or very closely to the names of files on their AMD systems that include obviously confidential, proprietary and/or trade secret materials relating to developing and/or highly confidential business strategy.”

“Onto those storage devices, three highly confidential files – two licensing agreements with significant customers and a document outlining proposed strategies to AMD’s strategic licensing – were transferred.”

“A folder called Perforce – which is the name of an AMD internal database containing the confidential technological work and development of AMD process and product – was created on the external device.”

More than 100,000 documents were carried out by the accused and it is being said that Feldstein and Desai apparently connected two harddisks to his computer on his last day before leaving AMD.

Lastly, they have also been accused of luring staff away from AMD to rivals, NVIDIA.

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