Court Says Yahoo Speech Engineers Can Continue Working

A California judge has not issued a restraining order and 12 speech software engineers at Yahoo will be able to continue their work for the time being. The other day I blogged about Nuance, a speech tech company, filing a lawsuit against Yahoo saying that a group of engineers that moved from Nuance to Yahoo were now providing Yahoo with trade secrets. A hearing about the case is schedule on November 14th.

The order issued Monday in Santa Clara County Superior Court said the court was unable to properly assess whether any wrongdoing had occurred, and therefore declined to grant Nuance’s request for a temporary restraining order against Yahoo and the engineers.

“We are pleased with the result today that the court did not grant the request for a temporary restraining order,” Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo said in a statement. “We continue to believe the allegations in the lawsuit are without merit, and we plan to continue a vigorous defense.”

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