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Snap Primed to Escape App Maker’s Trade Secret Claims

Jan. 13, 2021, 8:39 PM

Snap Inc.'s attempt to escape claims that it stole trade secrets from another app maker should succeed because You Map Inc. failed to identify specific trade secrets, a federal magistrate judge in Delaware said.

Snap should also prevail over allegations of breach of contract, Lanham Act violations, and related claims, Judge Jennifer J. Hall said in a report and recommendation issued Tuesday.

The maker of YouMap—an app that allows users to share and view information on an interactive map—told the court that employees of its rival Zenly secretly signed up for its beta test to steal its technology and incorporate ...