The facts here demonstrate CA misappropriation of Planview's corporate trade secrets
Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 14, 2008
Planview, the leading independent provider of IT portfolio management solutions, today announced it filed its final petition in the Travis County District Court as part of its ongoing lawsuit against Islandia, NY-based CA (Cause No. D-1-GN-06-001382; Planview, Inc. v. CA Inc., et al.; in the District Court of Travis County, Texas). The lawsuit claims CA systematically misappropriated technology and confidential and proprietary information from former Planview employees and used the acquired trade secrets to harm the company's business.
Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that CA proactively recruited a significant number of Planview top performing sales and pre-sales staff. The employees hired by CA breached non-compete and non-disclosure agreements by having frequent communications with CA's product development team to transfer information about key elements of Planview's products. These discussions resulted in the transfer of trade secrets that enabled functionality within the CA Clarity product line, features previously only available from Planview products. The former employees also actively engaged with existing and prospective Planview customers on behalf of CA.
"The facts here demonstrate CA misappropriation of Planview's corporate trade secrets," said Karen Burgess, partner, Taylor Dunham Burgess, LLP, Planview's legal counsel. "We believe executives at the highest level of CA encouraged this illegal conduct of its employees. We will take all appropriate measures to protect Planview's intellectual property."
Planview is seeking financial damages due to CA's practices and a permanent injunction to restrain CA from marketing, selling, and supporting releases of CA Clarity products designated in the petition.
Since 1989, Planview has been a market leader and trusted partner in providing comprehensive portfolio management solutions. Planview Enterprise®, the company's leading performance management platform, combines project and portfolio management software with adaptive best practices, Planview PRISMS®, to provide unprecedented visibility into total IT spending. By integrating the business process management of strategies, services, and projects within a single, Web-based solution, Planview empowers organizations to achieve greater levels of control over their ever-changing environment by dynamically managing money, resources, and capacities. Industry leaders such as Citi, BP, EDF and the US Department of Transportation, partner with Planview to achieve their strategic business goals. Headquartered in Austin Texas, with offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific, Planview supports more than 500 customers in virtually every industry. Planview is privately held and has been profitable for over a decade. For more information visit http://www.Planview.com
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