News and Analysis of Artificial Intelligence Technology Legal Issues

Brainwaves, Plagiarism, Manufactured Evidence, and AI Source Code Theft: A Trade Secrets Story

Aside from a few criminal cases involving national technology secrets, trade secret lawsuits, by their nature, don’t often grab headlines. Mostly they involve unremarkable factual and legal issues involving misappropriation of company proprietary information. Not so the case of Brainwave v. Arshee, where the facts and bold allegations by some of the parties offer a compelling story of alleged software theft, plagiarism, and manufactured evidence involving former high-ranking executives. Brainwave Sci., Inc. v. Arshee, Inc., slip. op. No. 21-cv-4402 (BMC) (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 13, 2021).  Its jurisprudential precedent isn’t to be ignored either: a company that invests in protecting its trade…