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 Dellâ€™s printer business.
HP said it has responded several times to Dellâ€™s requests. â€œIn January and February 2007, HP responded to letters from Dell’s general counsel,â€ 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.
â€œAt Dell, we believe corporate espionage is unacceptable and we take allegations of this nature very seriously,â€ said a Dell spokesman.
If the allegations were true, it would contradict HPâ€™s avowed statement that the hunt for a boardroom leak last year was an isolated event. Heck, I wonâ€™t trust these guys even with my grocery list.
[Via: CNET News]