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iCONN wins Intellectual Property case

Posted by Rick Regole on Mon , June 24, 2013

Pedersen & Houpt represented iCONN Systems, LLC to a successful resolution in its recent lawsuit with Conxall Corporation.  In 2008, Conxall brought charges against iCONN and six employees for misappropriation of trade secrets.  Four of the individual defendants were also sued for breach of contract relating to confidentiality. 

Our firm was retained by all of the defendants in 2011.  The Pedersen team, led by Stan Sneeringer and Marc Janser, meticulously reviewed the evidence, including over 100,000 documents, and conducted extensive computer forensics.  The five-week trial involved 24 witnesses, including six experts, and thousands of designated exhibits. 

Plaintiff claimed eight figures in compensatory and punitive damages, but the 12-person jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendants on all counts. 

For more details about this case, please download the press release below.

Lawsuit Press Release

To learn more about how Pedersen attorneys may be able to provide counsel on your next intellectual property litigation matter, please contact Stan Sneeringer.  Stan focuses his practice on technology and intellectual property litigation, appellate litigation, and the establishment, defense, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. He helps a variety of information technology, manufacturing, commercial art, and advertising clients meet their commercial litigation and transactional needs. 

Founded in 2006, iCONN Systems, LLC designs and manufactures electrical and electronic connectors, overmolded and discrete cable assemblies and value added turnkey products serving global markets for a variety of applications including those requiring environmental and EMI/RFI shielding considerations.  Our management team has extensive connector/cable assembly experience, in excess of 100 years, to the benefit of our customers.  

iCONN focuses on engineered solutions which provide our customers with high quality, cost effective designs for their specific applications, backed by superior customer service.  iCONN’s U.S. facility is located in Lombard, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago where we provide sales, engineering support and manufacture a variety of customer product needs including prototypes, quick turn and low – high volume assemblies.  

Lombard is also our warehouse and distribution center which includes specific stocking programs designed around our customer’s needs.  We have partners in strategic global, low cost regions where high volume, labor intensive products are manufactured when necessary.  

Our business model has been developed around a total design concept that considers application constraints, durability, ergonomics, even audio and tactical features that provide cost effective, robust quality solutions that meet and exceed any level of pricing and service required to provide the value necessary to assure our customers success.