Davis & Hosfield congratulates Russ August & Kabat on settlement of USB related trade secret misappropriation and patent dispute

August 1, 2017

Chicago, IL – Congratulations to the team of Larry C. Russ, Paul A. Kroeger, Irene Lee, Benjamin T. Wang, Adam S. Hoffman, and Jean Rhee at Russ August & Kabat in achieving a settlement for their clients, VIA Technologies, Inc., a California corporation, VIA Technologies, Inc., a Taiwan corporation, and VIA Labs, Inc., a Taiwan corporation.

In August 2014, VIA claimed that former employees misappropriated valuable trade secrets related to USB technology after departing VIA and joining ASUS.  A Taiwanese investigation and suit paralleled.  VIA also claimed that ASUS’ manufacture of certain USB related chips and chipsets infringed two U.S. patents obtained by VIA.  The matter was venued in the Northern District of California and settled one-week shy of its trial date set in early August 2017.

Davis & Hosfield is proud to have worked with Russ August & Kabat on this matter as experts regarding the issue of damages.  The Davis & Hosfield team consisted of Melissa Bennis, Thomas Sears, and Michael Rosenson.

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