Marvell Semiconductor Inc.’s last-gasp attempt to keep a potentially costly trade secrets case from going to trial has failed.
The California Supreme Court today denied the Santa Clara-based company’s petition for review and stay, meaning trial will proceed in the suit filed by Jasmine Networks Inc. in Santa Clara County Superior Court.
The high court’s order in Jasmine Networks Inc. v. Superior Court (Marvell Semiconductor Inc.), S180053, lets stand a December appellate ruling (free reg. req.) reversing a trial judge’s June decision to dismiss the case for lack of standing by Jasmine.
The case was filed by Jasmine after Marvell’s former GC forgot to hang up a phone and kept talking to colleague’s on speakerphone about stealing trade secrets.
— Mike McKee