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“Wis. Jury Hits Tata Units With $940M Trade Secrets Verdict”


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A Wisconsin federal jury on Friday slapped units of Indian superconglomerate Tata Group with a $940 million trade secrets verdict, including $700 million in punitive damages, for stealing information related to Epic Systems Corp.’s health care software.

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. and Tata America International Corp. must pay $240 million to Wisconsin-based Epic for ripping off its software, along with $700 million in punitive damages, according to a verdict handed down Friday.

Epic had accused the Tata units of stealing documents and other confidential information tied to the software it builds for health care companies to manage billing, insurance benefits management and referral services, according to case filings. Tata reviewed Epic’s intellectual property under the pretense of doing consulting work for an Epic client, the Wisconsin company said.

Quarles & Brady attorneys representing Epic in the case include Anthony Tomaselli, Kristin Graham Noel, Martha Snyder, and Anita Boor.


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