ClearOne Granted Permanent Injunction Order in Federal Trade Secret Misappropriation Case

ClearOneTwo orders, including a permanent injunction order prohibiting, among other things, the use of infringing computer code and products by Biamp Systems Corporation (“Biamp”) and WideBand Solutions, Inc. (“WideBand”), were issued by the federal court on Thursday, April 9, 2009, in favor of ClearOne Communications Inc. (“ClearOne”).

These orders come in the case, which was presented to a jury in October and November 2008. The case is pending in federal court in Utah (the “Intellectual Property Case”) initiated by ClearOne against Biamp and a group of defendants sometimes termed the “WideBand Defendants,” which group consists of WideBand; three of WideBand’s principals – Dr. Jun Yang, who was a former ClearOne employee, Andrew Chiang, who was previously affiliated with an entity that sold certain assets to ClearOne, and Lonny Bowers; and Versatile DSP, Inc. (collectively, “Defendants”). On November 5, 2008, the jury returned a unanimous verdict in the Intellectual Property Case in favor of ClearOne and against all of the Defendants, finding that all of the Defendants willfully and maliciously misappropriated ClearOne’s trade secrets.