Zynga Names Rival Game Maker in Trade Secrets Case

Zynga is now also naming Kixeye, a rival game maker, in a lawsuit filed against its former employee Alan Patmore, according to documents filed in court today. The lawsuit accuses Patmore of copying Zynga’s “most sensitive and commercially valuable data” and then sharing it with his employer, Kixeye. Zynga further alleges that Kixeye was aware that Patmore was in possession of this data, and on more than one occasion requested that he provide it to Kixeye. Zynga is seeking a restraining order, damages and attorney’s fees.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik