Roach Claims Survive Dismissal In Conveyor IP Suit

Law360, New York (June 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss several counts from a trade secrets misappropriation suit brought by Roach Manufacturing Corp. against competitor Northstar Industries Inc. over patented conveyor technology, ruling that Roach has provided sufficient factual allegations to support the claims.

Judge Brian S. Miller of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas on Friday denied a motion to dismiss by Northstar and its subsidiary, Best Diversified Products Inc., concluding that there are “fact questions” as to whether the alleged misappropriation was discovered...
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