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SpaceX Wins First Round in Poaching Case | CNS

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – Five engineers can keep working for Elon Musk’s space transport company SpaceX after an Orange County Superior Court judge denied Broadcom’s attempt to prevent them from doing so.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Randall Sherman denied Broadcom’s motion for a temporary restraining order that sought to bar five engineers formerly employed at the semiconductor vendor from working at SpaceX, claiming the individuals would be in a position to divulge Broadcom’s trade secrets.

The motion stems from a lawsuit filed March 23 by Broadcom claiming SpaceX poached the five engineers as a means “to procure a family of sophisticated, customized computer chips without bearing all of the research and development costs inevitably involved in creating such chips.”

SpaceX denied the allegations in a statement provided to Courthouse News.

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