December 6, 2019
CAD software maker, IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) filed suit today against Chinese company Suzhou Gstarsoft Co., Ltd. (Gstar), alleging copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation.
In a separate lawsuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon ordered Gstar to participate in an audit of its software and to pay the ITC more than $250,000. Thus far, Gstar has failed to comply with the court order. This new lawsuit is for Gstar’s apparent infringement of the ITC’s intellectual property and seeks to enjoin Gstar from using and licensing Gstar products improperly based on IntelliCAD.
“ITC members have invested millions of dollars and hundreds of man years in IntelliCAD, which Gstar evidently has wrongfully appropriated,” says ITC President David Lorenzo. “Gstar’s refusal to comply with the U.S. District Court order leaves the ITC no choice but to take further action to protect its intellectual property.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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