Cases & Deals

Chemco defends against allegations of patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation by competitor

Client(s) Chemco Systems, L.P.

Jones Day is defending Chemco Systems, L.P. against allegations of patent infringement as well as misappropriation of RDP Technologies, Inc.'s trade secrets in violation of the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. The complaint argues that the trade secrets were misappropriated in the course of bidding and implementing projects related to city waste water treatment in Michigan and Kansas. The trade secret misappropriation claims were dismissed during the pleading stage, and the patent portion of the lawsuit was stayed upon Chemco filing petitions for inter partes review at the United States Patent Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

RDP Technologies, Inc. v. Chemco Systems, LP, No. 2-18-cv-01161 (W.D. Pa.); IPR2019-01562; -01563; -01564 (PTAB); 21-2371 (Fed. Cir.)