Epic Systems trial against Indian company kicks off

A trial is now underway in which Epic Systems is suing an Indian multinational company for allegedly stealing trade secrets.

The Verona-based electronic medical records company says Tata Consultancy Services Limited and its American subsidiary have taken confidential data from Epic Systems.

The lawsuit, originally filed in October 2014, argues TCS took that data while consulting for an Epic customer. Epic says it “recently learned from an informant” that TCS employees have been “fraudulently accessing” Epic’s software beyond what the consulting contract required — and using Epic’s software to improve their own competing product.

One TCS employee’s account, which was used in India and several U.S. locations, downloaded 6,477 documents, Epic says.

“Rather than compete lawfully with Epic, TCS has engaged in an apparently elaborate campaign of deception to steal documents, confidential information, trade secrets, and other information and data from Epic, for the purpose of realizing technical expertise developed by Epic over years of hard work and investment,” Epic lawyers wrote in the lawsuit.

The jury selection process of the trial began yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

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— By Polo Rocha,