Is your computer code tangible property that can be stolen, especially if you still have it?
That’s one question in the “Secret Sauce” case.
“Jury Gets Goldman ‘Secret Sauce’ Case, Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2015 C3. Defendant raises technical defenses in criminal case involving theft of computer code from Goldman Sachs, arguing non-tangible binary data don’t/doesn’t have physical form.
Can you steal something the plaintiff still has? We’ll see. A not guilty verdict would raise a lot of questions about identity theft. Among other things.