Brief- Dupont v Chris

Brief- Dupont v Chris - Facts Rolfe and Gary Christopher...

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Facts : Rolfe and Gary Christopher were hired by an unknown third party to take aerial photographs of new DuPont contacted the Christophers and asked them to reveal the name of the person or corporation requesting the photographs. The Christophers refused to disclose this information, giving as their reason the client's desire to remain anonymous. Having reached a dead end in the investigation, DuPont subsequently filed suit against the Christophers, alleging that the Christophers had wrongfully obtained photographs revealing DuPont's trade secrets which they then sold to the undisclosed third party DuPont contended that it had developed a highly secret but unpatented process for producing methanol, a process which gave DuPont a competitive advantage over other producers. This process, DuPont alleged, was a trade secret developed after much expensive and time-consuming research, and a secret which the company had taken special precautions to safeguard. Photographs of that area, DuPont alleged, would enable a skilled person to deduce the secret process for making methanol. DuPont thus contended that the Christophers had wrongfully appropriated DuPont trade secrets by taking the photographs and delivering them to the undisclosed third party. The Christophers argued both at trial and before this court that they committed no "actionable wrong" in
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course TCM 6030 taught by Professor Thomastuytschaevers during the Summer '11 term at Northeastern.

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