Messy Breakup Between Genomics Pioneer, His Old Company Comes To End As Calif. Judge Tosses Trade-Secrets Suit
Human Longevity’s complaint had accused Craig Venter of leaving the company with his company-issued laptop in tow so that he could take with him trade secrets to try to set up a competing business.
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Accusing Craig Venter Of Stealing Trade Secrets
A California judge has dismissed a suit in which genomics pioneer Craig Venter’s old company accused him of stealing trade secrets. The decision on Tuesday brings to a close a messy breakup between Venter, the 72-year-old celebrity scientist who helped sequence the human genome, and Human Longevity, the struggling San Diego genomics company that Venter founded in 2013 and departed this past spring. (Robbins, 12/19)