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QUALCOMM 於9月24日向加洲法院追加控訴APPLE 侵害營業秘密

2018-09-28 陳彥嘉 資深法律顧問
 
Qualcomm v. Apple:  Trade Secret Misappropriation Action
 
「Qualcomm Incorporated」(「Qualcomm」)與「Apple Inc.」(「Apple」)近年於美國、中國、歐洲等地進行的法律訟戰,近日又新增漣漪。[1]今年9月24日,Qualcomm於美國加州法院,就其先前對Apple提起之訴,以發現新事證為由,[2]追加控訴Apple侵害Qualcomm之營業秘密而違反加州法[3][4] Qualcomm去年在加州提告時,[5]係以Apple拒絕Qualcomm依雙方先前所簽契約行使查核權,且Apple揭露與使用Qualcomm軟體違反雙方約定等為由,控訴Apple違約。[6]就近日追加的營業秘密侵害控訴,Qualcomm聲稱,Apple對於Qualcomm之營業秘密,持續不當地(1)詐騙取得、(2)無權又違約使用,且(3)無權又違約地揭露給Intel Corporation。[7]Qualcomm認為,Apple此等行為不當且違反其對於Qualcomm之保密義務。[8]除造成Qualcomm受損,亦使Apple不當得利,[9]且Apple係出於惡意為之。[10]
 
本件Qualcomm控訴Apple侵害營業秘密之訴,相關事證有賴Qualcomm未來補充。例如, Qualcomm 曾於訴狀內表示,因此訴狀對外公開,故未於訴狀內稟陳其營業秘密的具體細節;[11]日後將在法院核發的保護令下,具體指陳其營業秘密。[12]又例如,Qualcomm聲稱Apple有不法侵害營業秘密之行為,但除聲稱外卻未指明具體佐證,有待Qualcomm未來補呈。簡之,本件 Qualcomm控訴Apple侵害營業秘密之訴,結果目前尚難定論,發展仍待日後觀察。
 
新聞連結:https://goo.gl/dVodLn
訴狀連結:
https://goo.gl/WpDwC4
 
 
 
 
 
[1] Mark Jansen and Christian de Looper, Apple vs. Qualcomm: Everything You Need to Know, Digital Trends (Sept. 25, 2018), https://www.digitaltrends.com/business/apple-vs-qualcomm-news/.
[2] Declaration of Kelly V. O’Donnell in Support of Plaintiff Qualcomm Incorporated’s Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint for Breach of Contact and Trade Secret Misappropriation (Civil Code § 3426, et seq.), No. 37-2017-00041389-CU-BC-NC, ¶8 (Cal. Super. 2018) [hereinafter “Declaration”].
[3] Cal. Civ. Code § 3426 et seq.
[4] First Amended Complaint for Breach of Contact and Trade Secret Misappropriation (Civil Code § 3426, et seq.), Exhibit A to Declaration of Kelly V. O’Donnell in Support of Plaintiff Qualcomm Incorporated’s Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint for Breach of Contact and Trade Secret Misappropriation (Civil Code § 3426, et seq.), No. 37-2017-00041389-CU-BC-NC (Cal. Super. 2018) [hereinafter “FAC”].
[6] Id. ¶31.
[7] FAC, supra note 4, ¶51.
[8] Id. ¶52.
[9] Id. ¶53.
[10] Id. ¶54.
[11] Id. at 2 n.1.
[12] Id. ¶49.