UK Satellite Co. Fights Semtech's Trade Secret Theft Claims

Law360, London (April 6, 2021, 3:03 PM BST) -- A British satellite communications company has pushed back on claims in the High Court by Semtech Corp. that it induced two of the U.S. semiconductor maker's ex-employees to breach conflict of interest obligations by making them shareholders and unlawfully used its trade secrets.

Lacuna Space Ltd., which uses satellites to create wireless networks that enable long-range telecommunication, and its founders Robert Spurrett and Thomas Telkamp, denied in its March 17 defense — which recently became public — that it caused loss or damage to Semtech.

Any contract violations by the American company's ex-employees were not done at their urging, said Lacuna, which had...

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