The record shows that the district attorney did not want to release the property without a court determination as to whom the property should be returned, but otherwise did not object to return of the property to Dattoro. In fact, the deputy district attorney in charge of the high technology crimes unit acknowledged that the People could not prove that Dattoro had stolen the property. News Blog Facebook Twitter Newsletter. The manuals and tutorial documents were clearly written and highly musician-oriented, allowing the users to quickly get satisfactory results from their machines. Dattoro resigned from Ensoniq in and moved to Palo Alto, California.

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Mirage Graphics Card Drivers 29 models. McGraw is distinguishable because the district attorney in that case vigorously objected to return of stolen property to the criminal defendants, McGraw and Strong. We hold that the superior court properly determined that, under the circumstances of this case, Ensoniq is a third party with no standing under the Penal Code to apply for delivery of the seized property or otherwise contest Dattoro’s motion for return of seized property.

However, only legal property may be returned to the person from whom it ensnoiq taken. Corporatoon Graphics Card Drivers 19 models.

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However, we emphasize that our ruling today has no effect upon any civil remedies which may be asserted by either Ensoniq or Dattoro. However, as the court noted in McGraw, section is silent as to the appropriate procedure to follow in making the initial determination as to whether property seized under a search warrant is in fact stolen, when there is no conviction of theft and no criminal charge pending.


In production began on PC sound cards for home computers. According to one source, because of the wide range of patents Ensoniq had involving the PCI bus support for the sound cards, and the fact that Ensoniq wanted E-MU’s technologies, the buyout of Ensoniq became the best of both worlds.

These were often called “Music Workstations”. Ensoniq also argued at length that Ensoniq, not Dattoro, owns the seized property under Pennsylvania intellectual property law.

Ensoniq also argued that section et seq. Sections were amended by Statuteschaptersectionspages to include the requirement that notice and an opportunity to be heard be given to the person from whom custody of the stolen property was taken. Ensoniq then sought return of the engineering notebooks and other items by way of the California criminal justice system. As a Gold Certified Independent Software Vendor ISVSolvusoft is able to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction through delivering top-level software and service solutions, which have been subject to a rigourous and continually-audited approval process by Microsoft.

In JanuaryDattoro filed a motion to return property seized pursuant to search warrant, under Penal Code sections, and corporatoon Dattoro acted with the required criminal intent. ComByte Graphics Card Drivers 1 models.

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While he was employed at Ensoniq, Dattoro was advised by his Pennsylvania attorney that under Pennsylvania law an employee owns the trade secrets and inventions which he has developed on company time and premises, in the absence of any agreement to the contrary. Dattoro was employed by Ensoniq as a design engineer from May until he resigned in July In contrast, the district attorney here has taken a neutral stance with regard to the property seized from Dattoro, and has not objected to return of the property to him.


Dattoro opposed Ensoniq’s application for return of property. The People would be required to prove the property was stolen by a preponderance of the evidence, as in all determinations of ownership.

The Pennsylvania attorney further advised Dattoro that when he left Ensoniq he could take with him any documents containing trade secrets owned by him. A defendant may move for return of property or suppression of evidence pursuant to sections Section also requires that reasonable notice and an [65 Cal.

He brought his engineering notebooks with him, along with other items acquired through his work at Ensoniq. McGraw and Strong were convicted of certain offenses, including, presumably, theft.

McGraw, supra, Cal.

Ensoniq Corp. v. Superior Court (Dattoro) (1998)

As we further explain, this order is limited to a determination of the right of actual possession of the physical items in this [65 Cal. Superior Court 28 Cal.

It is undisputed that no criminal charges were ever filed against Dattoro with corporatikn to the seized property. Topline Graphics Card Drivers 25 models.

The record shows that the district attorney did not want to release the property without a court determination as to whom the property should be returned, but otherwise did not object to return of the property to Dattoro. In Modern Loan Co.

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