Microsoft sues Google, former executive for taking job

Posted by: IceMyst

Microsoft sues Google, former executive for taking job - 07/20/05 11:31 PM

SEATTLE - Microsoft is suing Google for hiring away one of its executives.

Microsoft also is suing the executive, Kai-Fu Lee, to enforce a one-year non-compete clause.

Google has hired him to head up a research and development center in China.

Microsoft says Lee is breaking a promise he signed when he joined Microsoft five years ago.

He established Microsoft's research lab in Beijing and at one point oversaw development of the MSN Internet search technology, including a desktop search service released earlier this year.

The suit was filed in King County Superior Court in Seattle. Google did not immediately return a call for comment.
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Posted by: IceMyst

Re: Microsoft sues Google, former executive for taking job - 07/20/05 11:32 PM

Aparently Microshast is tired on being the one sued and needs to be on the other end of the stick for once...
Posted by: §intå×

Re: Microsoft sues Google, former executive for taking job - 07/21/05 09:37 AM

funny thing is is that is thier trick. If they can not buy a company they want, they hier all the key people out from under the company, then compete with them head to head.