Did HP Steal Trade Secrets from Dell?

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No, we did not, said HP. But Dell is insisting that HP should investigate the allegation made by former HP vice president Karl Lamb Jr. that in 2002 HP paid a former Dell executive to steal trade secrets about Dell’s printer business.

HP said it has responded several times to Dell’s requests. “In January and February 2007, HP responded to letters from Dell’s general counsel,” HP said in the statement.

But Dell is not satisfied, saying HP is missing the point. Dell wants an investigation to determine whether its trade secrets were stolen.

“At Dell, we believe corporate espionage is unacceptable and we take allegations of this nature very seriously,” said a Dell spokesman.

If the allegations were true, it would contradict HP’s avowed statement that the hunt for a boardroom leak last year was an isolated event. Heck, I won’t trust these guys even with my grocery list.

[Via: CNET News]

Published by Chris Malinao

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