A corporation has an employee quit from the engineering to go work for a competitor. Part of the employee exit process requires the Information Technology (IT) department acquire an image of the employee’s computer. After a year, the competitor launches functionality eerily similar to patented functionality the organization had been working on for the last three years. A patent infringement case ensues, and the organization goes back to review exactly what portion of the project the employee who left for the competitor worked on.
Using BlackLight, the company began a review of the former employee’s computer. Browser history showed the former employee downloaded his new employment contract with the competitor two months before he gave notice to the organization. The Actionable Intel portion of BlackLight, which automatically parsed data of possible interest, revealed the former employee transferred design schematic files to a thumb drive a week after his new employee contract was downloaded. The files with the design schematics were sent to the legal team as reference documents to try to locate at the competing firm.
Using BlackLight in this case allowed the company to quickly locate artifacts. They were also able to dive into the system and verify dates and times for the artifacts, setting up a timeline of events that indicated the former employee removed design schematics from his work computer after he had an employment contract with the competing company.
BlackLight parsed Internet browser history and provided quick access to data of interest in the Actionable Intel tab.
A competing company launched functionality similar to patent pending solution devolved in-house.
The company identified data on the computer of former employee who now works for the competitor showing the possible theft of Intellectual Property.
BlackLight quickly and easily showed how the former employee transferred design schematic files to external media, providing support for the intellectual property theft law suit.