Poet Settles Lawsuit Against Former Employee
Lawsuit alleged employee had violated a confidentiality agreement
Sioux Falls-based Poet has settled a lawsuit against a local engineering firm, bringing more than two years of litigation to an end, the company announced Tuesday.
According to a report at the Argus Leader, Poet sued Nelson Baker Biotech, formerly known as Nelson Engineering, and a former employee, Jerry Baker, in 2017.
The lawsuit alleged that Baker, who had helped develop a process for producing ethanol, had violated a confidentiality agreement when he helped Nelson Engineering develop an identical process.