San Jose, CA, [9/30/14] - Intellectual Property Law
Group LLP (IPLG) is very pleased to announce an important victory for our client
PQ Labs in a trade secrets misappropriation lawsuit against competitor
ZaagTech. On September 30, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
of California found ZaagTech liable for infringement of various intellectual
property rights including trade secrets misappropriation, trademark infringement
and unfair competition. The Court awarded significant compensatory and
exemplary damages and enjoined ZaagTech from any future sale of infringing
goods containing PQ Labs’ trade secrets.
Chief Judge Hon. Claudia Wilken presided over the 4-day
bench trial held in Oakland, California, which included testimony from multiple
technical and damage expert witnesses. ZaagTech, a Chinese corporation, and its
principals were found liable for infringement of PQ’s intellectual property
rights, which include trademark infringement, unfair competition, proprietary and confidential
technology. The Court found Defendants to have “engaged in willful and
malicious misappropriation” of Plaintiffs’ trade secrets.
PQ Labs, Inc. is a Silicon Valley company and a global leader in the research,
design, development, and manufacturing of multi-touch products that provide
revolutionary hardware and software in order to eliminate the need for a
keyboard or mouse with future computer applications. PQ Labs maintains a robust
IP portfolio including U.S. and international patents, copyrights, trademarks
and trade secret protection relating to their innovative multi-touch products.
When PQ Labs became aware of the infringers, it vigilantly exercised their IP
protection rights, and immediately took action against the Chinese
manufacturers of infringing touch screen products. PQ Labs is committed to
continued innovation, developing the next generation of natural user interface
solutions which are widely adopted in the global computer industry. For more
information about PQ Labs, please visit http://multitouch.com.
PQ Labs was represented by Otto O. Lee, Kevin C. Viau,
Bonnie J. Wolf, and Isaac H. Winer of Intellectual Property Law Group LLP with trial
counsel, Steven A. Ellenberg of Ellenberg & Hull. For more information
about IPLG, please visit http://www.iplg.com.
A copy of the Court’s decision may be viewed here.
Permanent Injunction Order may be viewed here.
Intellectual Property Law Group LLP
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San Jose, CA 95113
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