Proprietary knowledge expert witnesses may testify on trade secrets, confidential information, patents, software , and related matters. On December 21, 2012, the Hewlett-Packard Company petitioned the Travis County District Court (TX), to take depositions from former HP executives Gregg Hansen and Todd MacKenzie. Grounds for the petition state:
On November 30, 2012, eighteen employees working in HP’s Global Information Technology (IT) organization in Austin, Texas, including Hansen and MacKenzie, resigned en masse and without notice (collectively, “departed employees”).
HP is investigating potential claims against executives and members of four teams within HP’s IT organization which moved to GM. At issue is HP confidential and proprietary information.
District court clerk: http://www.co.travis.tx.us/district_clerk/