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Microsoft, Google spar over defecting exec

roundup The tech heavyweights square off in court to trade punches over Kai-Fu Lee's bid to join the search giant.

The tech heavyweights square off in court to trade punches over Kai-Fu Lee's bid to join the search giant.

Judge to rule Tuesday in Kai-Fu Lee case

A Washington state judge says he will rule Tuesday on whether the former Microsoft worker can begin setting up Google's China operation.
September 7, 2005

Day two: Microsoft-Google courtroom showdown

Kai-Fu Lee says he gave an honest if not entirely complete answer when he told Microsoft he planned to return after a sabbatical.
September 7, 2005

Lawyers spar at Microsoft-Google hearing

reporter's notebook Both sides drift into a variety of areas that seemed tied no more than tangentially to the contractual dispute.
September 6, 2005

Courtroom showdown for Microsoft and Google

Microsoft lawyers claim Kai-Fu Lee can't be trusted with corporate secrets, while Google says Redmond is off-base.
September 6, 2005

Court docs: Ballmer vowed to 'kill' Google

Papers in a case involving Google's hiring of a Microsoft exec say Microsoft's Ballmer vowed to "bury" Google's Eric Schmidt.
September 2, 2005

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