Gates Corporation filed a complaint under the Defend Trade Secrets Act against Phase IV Engineering, Inc. and Lenlok Holdings, LLC on July 18. Gates alleges that Phase IV misappropriated Gates’ trade secrets related to Gates’ products, manufacturing methods and testing procedures. Gates alleges that Lenlok is associated or affiliated with Phase IV to promote the inventions developed by Phase IV’s employees. In addition to a claim under the DTSA, the complaint includes claims for breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, common law unjust enrichment, misappropriation of trade secrets under Colorado law, and declaration of ownership and transfer,
Gates is represented by George G. Matava, Ian R. Walsworth, and Ian R. Rainey of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Denver, Colorado.
The complaint is available here.