IBM says David Johnson, an IBM employee for 27 years, is violating a non-compete clause in his contract by accepting a position at Dell.
A high-profile chip designer is leaving IBM for Apple, causing IBM to file a non-compete lawsuit and creating much speculation over Apple's possible renewed interest in the server market. On this Daily Debrief, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Tom Krazit discuss the clubby world of chip designers, why IBM cares so much and what this hiring could mean for Apple, a company best known for consumer products.
The company sends a cease-and-desist letter to a shareware firm started by former Microsoft employees, claiming their home-networking application violates a non-compete agreement.
Storage systems company EMC files a lawsuit against a former executive who allegedly violated a non-compete agreement when he switched employers.