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Tesla Says Ex-Worker Wrote ‘You Sly Dog’ as he Stole Info - Intellectual Property News

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Posted on: Mar 28, 2019

Intro by John Bishop, Cohen Garelick & Glazier PC

Tesla Inc. has accused four former employees of stealing company trade secrets and selling them to a competitor. According to the California federal court Complaint, Scott Turner, Sydney Cooper, Christian Dement and Craig Emigh are alleged to have stolen proprietary information regarding Tesla’s warehousing, logistics and inventory control operations upon departing the company to work for a competitor, Zoox, Inc. Turner is alleged to have sent two confidential documents to his personal email saying to himself “you sly dog” while later the same day sending another confidential document saying, “Ooooh man…so much time and effort.  Loved every second of it though.”  According to the Complaint, Turner resigned from Tesla a little more than a month later and Zoox revealed that it was using the stolen information through several email mishaps.

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