LOS ANGELES – A Massachusetts corporation claims an Azusa company is unlawfully using confidential information.
Brooks Automation Inc. filed a complaint on May 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against PTB Sales Inc. alleging copyright and trademark infringement, plus other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff manufactures automation and cryotenic solutions while the defendant services cryopumps that were manufactured by other companies. The plaintiff holds PTB Sales Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly acquired firmware that is not available to the public and wrongfully acquired an internal-use-only simulator device.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks disgorgement of profits and restitution, enjoin the defendant, order the defendant to return all confidential information and property to the plaintiff, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Ronald J. Nessim and David H. Chao of Drooks, Lincenberg & Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow PC in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division case number 2:17-cv-03880-PA-AFM