If you didn't read our report recapping Philips' lawsuit against a former employee, please check it out.
Right now it's a lawsuit and in this country you're considered innocent until proven guilty but I can't imagine that Philips would go through the effort if they didn't feel like they were on firm ground.
If it's true it's really a shame. If it's true it's definitely wrong by any definition of the word.
It did occur to me to ask, 'Why is Philips not suing for patent infringement?' I made a few calls today and I was told that Varex manufacturers a replacement tube so I assume there is no patent infringement.
You can dislike your old employer, you can want to leave for any reason or no reason, they can fire you but if it's true that the fellow took confidential information and then erased his hard drive to cover his tracks then all I can say is two wrongs do not make a right.
I will try to learn more and will let you know what I find out.
As my mother used to say, honesty is the best policy!