back to article Brit data centre pioneer BladeRoom prevails in trade secrets theft case

Facebook's open data centre initiative used stolen British know-how, a Californian jury ruled yesterday. Cheltenham-based BladeRoom was awarded £30m in damages against industrial multinational Emerson, for its role in constructing a bit barn for the social network. BladeRoom claimed that Facebook had taken the designs of its …

Surprised?

Facebook is all about sharing anybody's data in any way which allows it to make a profit.

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Well done. I hope they got considerably more out of FaceBook.

Since they have considerably more to give.

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Surprised US gov and law enforcement didn't Trump us some charges with it being a British v USA firm, as in HP v Autonomy !

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Can Emerson appeal this judgement?

Until the appeals path is closed down then I would wait a bit before claiming a success...

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I have a job interview with this company in the morning

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