Spring Seeks To Halt Barnes & Noble Nook Release

Law360, New York (November 12, 2009, 3:10 PM EST) -- California technology company Spring Design Inc. has urged a federal judge to halt the release of Barnes & Noble Inc.'s Nook e-reader scheduled for the end of November, claiming that the bookstore giant violated a nondisclosure agreement by using Spring's confidential design information to develop its new device.

Spring asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday for a preliminary injunction restraining and enjoining Barnesandnoble.com LLC “from using or disclosing Spring's confidential information and selling or distributing the Nook and any...
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