Ingenient Technologies, Inc. of Rolling Meadows, Ill., is suing PacketVideo Corp., a San Diego-based company that makes software for viewing video on wireless phones.
The Chicago-area company filed suit Jan. 28 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
The suit was filed against PacketVideo, two former Ingenient employees who are now working for PacketVideo, and Invenium, a former Ingenient contractor now working as a PacketVideo contractor.
Ingenient alleges that PacketVideo and the two former employees are infringing upon Ingenient copyrights and have misappropriated Ingenient trade secrets and confidential information, according to a summary of the suit provided to the media by the Chicago-area company. Ingenient also alleges that its two former employees have breached the confidentiality obligations contained in their Ingenient employment agreements.
“We simply cannot allow PacketVideo, or any other company, to compete with us by using our own technology,” said Ingenient Chief Executive Sami Levi in a prepared statement.
“The claims in this lawsuit have no basis in fact,” Joel Espelien, general counsel of PacketVideo, said in a prepared statement. “PacketVideo has been a leader for years in the development of multimedia software. Unfortunately, this suit represents an attempt to use the courts to try to prevent legitimate competition in the marketplace. We will vigorously defend these claims and we fully expect to prevail.”
PacketVideo has 85 employees in several offices domestically and overseas.