SOURCE: IneoQuest Technologies

IneoQuest Technologies

October 26, 2009 09:50 ET

IneoQuest Wins Trade Secret Case Against Ixia, Moves Forward With Its Own Legal Action

IneoQuest Proceeds With Its Case Against Ixia for Allegedly Violating Written Non-Disclosure Agreement Concerning Video Measurement Technology, Patent Infringement and Obtaining Illegal Advantages in the Market

MANSFIELD, MA--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - IneoQuest Technologies, Inc., global provider of advanced quality and service assurance solutions for digital video, has been cleared by a California state court jury of all claims, including alleged trade secret claims, brought by Ixia.

On October 15, 2009, a California jury soundly rejected all claims brought by Ixia against IneoQuest. Because IneoQuest prevailed at trial on all claims, IneoQuest will ask the Court to order Ixia to pay certain litigation costs incurred by IneoQuest.

The jury verdict in IneoQuest's favor was the second significant victory by IneoQuest in connection with this state court litigation. In 2006, IneoQuest prevailed over Ixia in connection with Ixia's motion for a preliminary injunction in which Ixia unsuccessfully attempted to stop IneoQuest from doing business with certain IneoQuest customers.

IneoQuest now moves forward with its federal court action against Ixia, which was filed in November 2008. In the complaint, IneoQuest alleges that in 2004, Ixia and IneoQuest entered into a written non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to allow the parties to discuss possible business and technical relationships. During this period, Ixia allegedly obtained valuable technology, market and company information from IneoQuest under the NDA. Ixia then allegedly used the obtained IneoQuest information as the core for the video solutions it currently markets. Moreover, the complaint alleges that Ixia incorporated IneoQuest's patented Media Delivery Index (MDI) technology in certain Ixia video solutions, again without IneoQuest's authority or permission. Accordingly, IneoQuest's complaint seeks a remedy for Ixia's infringement of IneoQuest's U.S. Patent No. 7,321,565. IneoQuest's complaint further alleges that Ixia has illegally interfered with IneoQuest's business through various unfair business practices.

About IneoQuest Technologies, Inc.

Recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in North America by Deloitte LLP for the third year in a row and receiving numerous awards for its product innovation, IneoQuest has a rich heritage of developing industry-first video test and measurement solutions for both legacy video network delivery and leading edge offerings like IPTV and video on demand (VOD). The company enables its customers to design, build, deploy and manage digital video networks with unique combinations of hardware, software, and services. IneoQuest has been providing the cable, broadcast, satellite, telecommunications providers and equipment manufactures with forward-thinking concepts and metrics for ensuring Quality of Service and Quality of Experience, including the three planes of video delivery networks, High Program availability, the patented Media Delivery Index (MDI), and other patent-pending technologies. To deliver custom and complete solutions to its customer base, IneoQuest leverages a premier partner network, which includes Microsoft®. Headquartered in Mansfield, Massachusetts, IneoQuest has sales operations in the North American, European, Asian, and Latin American regions. More information is available at www.IneoQuest.com.

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