U.S. Government Pays $45 Million to Northrop Over Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims

The U.S. Government recently paid $45 million to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporations over trade secret misappropriation claims related to Northrop’s satellite technology.

In 2011, Northrop filed an administrative claim against the government seeking $332 million in lost profit damages, claiming that the government had stolen trade secret information that Northrop had developed during over 40 years of satellite work. Northrop claimed that the government downloaded a substantial amount of its intellectual property and disclosed it to other contractors working working with the government.

To read more about this case, see the full article at National Law Journal.