SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco technology developer claims a Marina Del Rey business and customer unlawfully developed its own products after using the plaintiff's services.

Twilio Inc. filed a complaint on Dec. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Telesign Corp. alleging patent infringement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is a cloud communications company that enables developers to build and manage applications. The plaintiff claims it learned that Stacy Stubblefield, a co-founder and vice president of product strategy for defendant, had a private Twilio account, and has used the information she learned from her Twilio account to develop products to compete with plaintiff. The plaintiff alleges the seven infringing products the defendant developed closely matches or are almost identical to plaintiff's products. The plaintiff holds Telesign Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly acted with reckless disregard for the infringing nature of its activities.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, declaration of defendant's infringement, recall and destroy all infringing products, damages, costs and expenses, interest, and further relief as the court may deem just. It is represented by Wayne O. Stacy of Baker Botts LLP in Dallas, Sarah J. Guske of Baker Botts LLP in San Francisco and J.B. Schiller of Baker Botts LLP in Palo Alto.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 5:16-cv-06925

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