Microsoft tries to prevent Schnazzle
Angel Gonzalez, June 14 2003
Be careful of software giants' feelings. Especially if they may be
jealous lovers of their intellectual property rights.
Former Microsoft employees Siddharta Rao and Caleb Doise received a
cease-and-desist letter from the Redmond-based software giant, which
accused them of breaching the non-compete agreements they signed at the
time of their hiring.
"The claim that we're competing against them is outrageous," Rao said.
"Now you can't build applications that look similar to Microsoft
Microsoft is known for closely guarding what it considers its rights. In
January 2001, a former high-profile Microsoft executive, Tod Nielsen,
and 21 other former Microsoft employees quit Crossgain, a Redmond-based
software developer, to avoid a lawsuit for breaching their non-compete