Wyatt Technology Wins On Appeal | September 7, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 36 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 36 | p. 29 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 7, 2009

Wyatt Technology Wins On Appeal

Department: Business
Keywords: Wyatt, Viscotek, instrumentation

Instrument maker Wyatt Technology has won its appeal of a lawsuit against Viscotek relating to the theft of Proterion Corp. dynamic light-scattering technology that Wyatt acquired in late 2004. A U.S. Court of Appeals reversed an earlier judgment that had found Wyatt guilty of trade secret misappropriation. The latest ruling reinstates Wyatt’s theft claims against Viscotek and reverses a $100,000 punitive damages award to Viscotek. Wyatt is now seeking more than $5 million in damages from Viscotek and intends to go after Viscotek’s parent, Malvern Instruments, for more than $25 million.

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