A federal jury in New Jersey has returned a verdict in favor of former Givaudan Fragrances Corp. perfumery department vice president James Krivda, finding that he did not breach his employee confidentiality agreement or misap- propriate the company’s trade secrets when he left in April 2008 and took a job with Givaudan competitor Mane USA. Givaudan Fragrances Corp. v. Krivda, No. 08-4409 (U.S. Dist. Ct., D.N.J., verdict entered February 6, 2014). Givaudan alleged that Krivda accessed the company’s “secret, protected, formula database” on the eve of his resignation and took more than 650 proprietary fragrance formulas. The company also alleged that some 38 of its formulas were used in similarly or identically named Mane fragrances. Givaudan sought $80 million in damages.