WSJ.com - Microsoft Sues to Keep Aide From Google: "Microsoft Corp., hoping to block one of its own from joining a main rival, yesterday filed suit against Google Inc. and a former Microsoft vice president, Kai-Fu Lee, an expert in search technology and one of the architects of its China strategy.
The suit, filed in King County Superior Court, in Seattle, is the latest sign of how seriously Microsoft views its rivalry with the Mountain View, Calif., search-engine company. Google announced yesterday that it had hired Dr. Lee and named him president of its China operations, putting him in charge of establishing a research-and-development center there. Microsoft says Google and Dr. Lee violated his employment contract with Microsoft, where he has worked for seven years, five of them as a vice president."
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