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Civil Practice – Non-Mutual Offensive Collateral Estoppel – Guilty Plea – Misappropriation of Trade Secrets – Unfair Trade Practices – Breach of Contract (access required)

RF Micro Devices, Inc. v. Xiang (Lawyers Weekly No. 003-012-16, 21 pp.) (William Osteen Jr., J.) 1:12-cv-00967; M.D.N.C. Holding: Since 18 U.S.C. § 1839(3)(B) and G.S. § 66-152(3)(a) define “trade secret” differently, defendant’s guilty plea to a violation of § 1839 does not entitle plaintiff to summary judgment on its state-law misappropriation of trade secrets claim. Plaintiff’s ...

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