Pfizer ordered to disclose FBI communications in trade secrets case
A federal judge has ordered Pfizer to hand over its communications with the FBI in a trade secrets case it brought against the founders of Regor Therapeutics last year.
Pfizer filed suit last February against two former employees, Xiayang Qiu and Min Zhong, who quit their Big Pharma jobs in 2018 to launch the Eli Lilly-partnered startup Regor. About five months after leaving Pfizer, Qiu and Zhong applied for patents on a set of compounds that plaintiffs allege “appear strikingly similar to . . . compounds that Pfizer had developed,” according to court documents.
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