Judge to Google: Hands Off Dr. Lee For Now

From MediaPost: A JUDGE IN SEATTLE HAS temporarily prohibited computer scientist Kai-Fu Lee from working at Google. Lee had worked at Microsoft until earlier this month, when he gave notice that he would join Google to lead its China office. "The equities dictate that a temporary restraining order ……

Lee-1From MediaPost:

A JUDGE IN SEATTLE HAS temporarily prohibited computer scientist Kai-Fu Lee from working at Google. Lee had worked at Microsoft until earlier this month, when he gave notice that he would join Google to lead its China office. “The equities dictate that a temporary restraining order … should be entered,” wrote Judge Steven Gonzalez. He also ordered Microsoft to post $1 million by Tuesday, which could be used to compensate Google and Lee if Gonzalez or another judge later decides that Microsoft wasn’t entitled to the injunction.

MSFT still has a page up for Dr. Lee.

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

4 thoughts on “Judge to Google: Hands Off Dr. Lee For Now”

  1. Some say that there’s a disagreement between Microsoft claims that he’s a search expert and Google claiming he’s a Speech rec and UI expert.

    Indeed, he can be both. Especially for Chinese, a language that isn’t well-suited for the keyboard.

    Love to hear your thoughts on that, John.

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