Obtained Settlement for IT Products Manufacturer in Patent Infringement and Trade Secret Claims

February 19, 2019

Avocent Huntsville, LLC v. ZPE Systems, Inc.

Lead counsel representing Avocent Huntsville, LLC and Avocent Corporation in a series of consolidated actions against ZPE Systems, Inc., Arnaldo Zimmerman (ZPE’s co-founder and CEO), and Livio Ceci (ZPE’s co-founder and VP of Engineering) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Suit alleged infringement of two Avocent patents covering computer network management appliance technologies. Avocent also asserted allegations of trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract. The disputes resolved in a confidential settlement following patent claim construction hearing.

Past results are reported to provide the reader with an indication of the type of litigation we practice. They do not and should not be construed to create an expectation of result in any other case, as all cases are dependent upon their own unique fact situation and applicable law.

Christopher K. Larus


Chair, National IP and Technology Litigation Group

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