U.S. top court rejects Accenture trade secrets appeal
By Lawrence Hurley
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a $44 million damages award that Wellogix Inc won against Accenture Plc(ACN.N: Quote) over alleged trade secrets theft.
The high court declined to hear Accenture’s appeal of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld a jury verdict in favor of Wellogix.
The software was aimed at helping oil and gas companies plan oil well construction projects. Wellogix resolved separate claims against BP via arbitration.
The case is Accenture v. Wellogix, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 13-1051.
(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Howard Goller)
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