Light-Pod Slaps Rival With Trade Secrets, Contract Suit

Law360, New York (February 1, 2010, 1:50 PM EST) -- Light-Pod Inc. has accused Energy Focus Inc. of breaching nondisclosure and other agreements related to lighting systems for U.S. Navy ships, saying the rival optical engineering firm misappropriated Light-Pod's trade secrets during a $1.4 million defense contracting process.

Energy Focus used Light-Pod’s confidential and proprietary technology in a Navy contract bid proposal and misrepresented its relationship with Light-Pod, the company alleged in the Delaware Chancery Court on Friday.

The products and design at issue are Light-Pod's Illuminator line of “solid state luminaires” — also known as...
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