Qualcomm Settles Trade Secrets Suit Against Ex-Engineer

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By Jasmin Jackson (May 3, 2022, 4:27 PM EDT) — Qualcomm Technologies Inc. has informed a California federal judge that it settled a trade secrets suit against a former engineer, resolving claims that he swiped confidential company know-how for a rival technology developer.

The semiconductor maker and subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc. said in a notice Monday that it “reached a settlement in principle” with ex-Qualcomm engineer Gaurav Kathuria, who is accused of stealing hundreds of highly sensitive files when interviewing for and accepting a job at an undisclosed “direct competitor.”

According to the filing, “the parties are in the process of memorializing their agreement” and anticipate requesting a dismissal with prejudice…

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