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Uninterruptable Power Supply Systems – Theft of Intellectual Property

We were asked to prepare expert reports and provide testimony in connection with an intellectual property dispute between a leading international manufacturer of uninterruptable power supply systems and several independent service organizations, regarding the fraudulent acquisition and use by the ISOs of proprietary software and trade secrets developed by the manufacturer to facilitate field customer service of the manufacturer’s equipment.

We provided an opinion in two preliminary injunction hearings on plaintiffs motion to compel the defendants to cease using the software and trade secrets, pending resolution of the disputes. Our opinion addressed the rapidly increasing difficulty of stopping the spread of the intellectual property.

We provided expert reports with regard to several defendants on the question of damages. All but one defendant settled with the plaintiff. With regard to the non-settling defendant, we prepared an expert report regarding damages and provided testimony in deposition and at trial.