No. A165378.

96 Cal.App.5th 1149 (2023)

MATTSON TECHNOLOGY, INC., Plaintiff and Appellant, v. APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., Defendant and Respondent.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Five.

November 1, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Complex Appellate Litigation Group, Rex Heinke , Ben Feuer ; Singer Cashman, Adam S. Cashman , Benjamin L. Singer and Doug Tilley for Plaintiff and Appellant.

King & Spalding, Quyen L. Ta , Arwen R. Johnson , Suzanne E. Nero ; James Pooley, James Pooley ; Gibson Dunn and Blaine Evanson for Defendant and Respondent.


After many years at Applied Materials, Inc. (Applied), Canfeng Lai left for a new job at Mattson Technology, Inc. (Mattson). First, however, he e-mailed himself a number of files containing Applied trade secrets. Applied sued both Lai and Mattson for violating the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (Civ. Code, § 3426...

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