Its not often that modern day courts quote William Shakespeare for guidance in developing corporate intellectual property policies. Yet, that is exactly what US District Court Judge Gibson did in a recent case involving an employee/employer dispute, an acrimonious parting of the ways, and competition in the water-oil separating business.
In a decision released last week in Highland Tank & Mfg. Co v PS International, Inc. 2010 WL 1253887 (W.D.Pa. March 30, 2010), Judge Gibson quoted from Polonius’ speech in Hamlet providing this advice:
“Polonius is not often consulted by corporations, employees, or intellectual property theorists.