Represented a provider of medical device supplies, consulting servicers and e-business solutions in case alleging trade secret misappropriation in software. On the eve of trial, the case settled favorably in favor of our client.
DuPont filed a civil trade secrets case in 2009 against Kolon Industries Inc. for conspiring with former employees to steal proprietary information about Kevlar™, the bulletproofing fiber used in body armor products. McGuireWoods served as lead trial counsel for DuPont in civil litigation spanning six years. Meanwhile, in 2012, the U.S. Government filed a criminal case against Kolon – in which the company pleaded guilty in April 2015. In doing so, Kolon agreed to pay $360 million in fines, ending the long-running civil and criminal disputes.
The case is historically significant because of the size of the original verdict, the rulings on a host of key trade secrets and spoliation issues, and the resulting settlement obtained by DuPont. It has also been cited in ongoing efforts by the Obama administration as an example of the need for enhanced federal protection of corporate trade secrets. Awarded the Global Dispute of the Year: U.S. Litigation by American Lawyer Media in 2015.
Defense of patent litigation suit against non-practicing entity based on three internet help request patents.
Representation of a lighting company as plaintiff in an infringement case to shut down various websites that were selling the client's products without authorization and using their trademarks in an infringing manner. Obtained a strong consent judgment being entered against defendants.
Representation of the largest cable and satellite provider in the region that makes up the former Yugoslavia, defending against claims that it was committing copyright infringement by broadcasting Bosnian-language programming in the United States. After a significantly favorable first round of discovery greatly limiting plaintiff’s claims and ability to claim damages, plaintiff agreed to drop its case, and our client was able to buy the entire business of plaintiff at a substantial discount.
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