DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) - Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that it has filed a copyright and intellectual property infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against California-based Alternative Technology Solutions, Inc. alleging that Alternative by and through its executives and employees knowingly misappropriated and misused Epicor's intellectual property and proprietary and confidential information.
The suit alleges that Alternative Technology Solutions and a number of its key employees systematically violated Epicor's intellectual property, trademarks and copyrights including improperly accessing, duplicating, using, distributing, and creating derivate works of Epicor's copyrighted software and other intellectual property in violation of numerous federal and state laws. The suit further alleges that Alternative has through its actions misrepresented itself in the marketplace as an authorized Epicor partner when in fact, Alternative has never been an Epicor partner.
The suit seeks the return of all of Epicor's proprietary materials and intellectual property and to permanently enjoin Alternative's unauthorized and illegal activities and prevent future violations. The suit further seeks to recover both actual and punitive damages from Alternative resulting from the violations and infringement.
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Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Dublin, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.
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