February 26, 2016 - Portland, Oregon, The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) has been awarded a $273,892.14 judgment against former ITC member Suzhou Gstarsoft Co. Ltd. (Gstar). The judgment includes an order compelling Gstar to undergo an audit of its CAD software platform in order to determine whether it contains IntelliCAD source code. Litigation and the resulting judgment originated from Gstar breaching its ITC Commercial Membership Agreement, failing to pay membership fees, refusing to comply with auditing requirements, and failing to comply with the ITC Membership Rules. [A PDF copy of the ruling and award can be found here.]
The ITC will seek to enforce the judgment and order and compel Gstar to undergo an audit. The ITC has reserved the right to bring additional claims against Gstar, including but not limited to, copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation.
The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium develops the base software used by members worldwide to create retail versions of IntelliCAD and IntelliCAD powered vertical applications. The consortium members will continue to aggressively protect the intellectual property of the consortium from illegal use or any illegal attempt to create derivative products from the IntelliCAD source code.
About the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium.
The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium licenses the IntelliCAD technology to its commercial members, who in turn market and sell applications based on IntelliCAD to their end users. The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is an independent organization of software developers established specifically for the development of the IntelliCAD technology. Commercial members have access to the IntelliCAD source code, documentation, developer support, and more. A list of consortium members and their products can be found at https://members.intellicad.org/members/index.php.