Semtech Loses To Spark Connected on Preliminary Injunction Motion

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#itsbetterwithoutwires–A Federal Court has ruled in favor of Spark Connected, a Texas based leading global technology developer of advanced Wireless Power solutions and denied Semtech Corporation’s motion for preliminary injunction.

The Court determined, “the Trade Secrets were inactionably vague and overbroad. . . It is improper to require either the Court or [Spark Connected] to speculate about the meaning of the Trade Secrets at the heart of Semtech’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction.” Further, the Court concluded that Semtech employees in the wireless power group were terminated or resigned throughout 2017 and that, “Semtech was no longer interested in the wireless power market or had shifted the focus of its business away from that segment.”

In her ruling, made on September 10, 2019, Judge Kimberly C. Priest Johnson of the United States Court for the Eastern District of Texas wrote: “Semtech has not satisfied the heavy burden of demonstrating it faces a substantial threat of irreparable harm. Accordingly, Semtech’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Dkt. 14) is DENIED.”

Ken Moore, CEO of Spark Connected, said, “We are pleased that the Court agreed with our position on this motion. So after months of litigation, we are happy to put this behind us and continue to accelerate our growth trajectory.”

Ruwanga Dassanayake, COO of Spark Connected, added: “This was the ruling we anticipated and expected. Spark owns a broad portfolio of unique wireless power technology and IP. Spark does not use Semtech’s intellectual property.”

About Spark Connected

Spark Connected. Powering the world, wirelessly

Spark connected is a global leader specializing in multiple advanced and safe wireless power technologies that benefits a wide variety of applications in the Automotive, Industrial, Infrastructure, Medical, Telecom and Security, Robotics, Factory Automation, IOT, Smart Home, and Consumer markets.

Spark is transforming wireless power delivery and intelligent battery charging with innovative platforms, disruptive technology and breakthrough products enabling an enhanced user experience for all. The company specializes in Product Development and Engineering Solutions with a team of passionate innovators with decades of combined deep domain expertise.

Spark Connected is a Full Member of the Wireless Power Consortium.

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