IntelliCAD Sues China’s Gstarsoft for Copyright Infringement, Misappropriation
PORTLAND, OR, USA, Dec 4, 2019 – CAD software-maker The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) filed suit against Chinese company Suzhou Gstarsoft Co., Ltd. (Gstar) alleging copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation. In a separate lawsuit, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon ordered Gstar to participate in an audit of its software and to pay the ITC over $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 President David Lorenzo stated, “ITC members have invested millions of dollars and hundreds of man years in IntelliCAD which Gstar evidently has wrongfully appropriated. 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.”
About IntelliCAD Technology Consortium
The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is an independent, non-profit organization funded and directed by its members specifically for the development of the IntelliCAD technology. The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium licenses the IntelliCAD technology to its commercial members, who in turn market and sell applications based on IntelliCAD to their end users. Commercial members have access to the IntelliCAD source code, documentation, developer support, and more. The ITC is also a founding member of the Open Design Alliance, thereby contributing to interoperability in the engineering industry. For more information, visit https://www.intellicad.org/