Patent Lawsuit Moves Venue to Michigan
Xactware, Inc. announced that its patent infringement dispute with Symbility Solutions Inc., a Canadian company, will move forward in Michigan. Xactware sued Symbility in a Utah federal court for infringement of Xactware's patented property estimation technology, unfair competition, and copyright infringement. Symbility responded by disputing the Utah court's jurisdiction, filing its own counter-suit in Michigan on the same issues. In a recent ruling, the Utah court found that Symbility lacked a sufficient connection to Utah for the dispute to be resolved in that forum. As a result, Xactware's claims against Symbility will be addressed in Michigan, where Xactware will seek a preliminary injunction to bar Symbility from continuing to infringe Xactware's patent rights pending a full trial on the merits.
Brad Jackman, Executive Vice President of Xactware, stated "We are pleased that we will finally begin to reach the merits of our claims against Symbility. We have very clear goals in mind regarding this lawsuit; protect our intellectual property and protect the clients who trust us with their business. Xactware has spent many years creating and heavily investing in innovative technologies to benefit companies within our industry. That includes the patents in question." Jackman continued, saying, "We have patented technologies in our software to provide our clients with superior technology and service, so when we believe our intellectual property rights are being violated, that is a disservice to us, and our clients, and we must take appropriate action."
About Xactware Inc.
Founded in 1986, Xactware, Inc., is a privately held technology services company (www.Xactware.com), specializing in the property insurance, remodeling, and restoration industries. Xactware's technology tools include software estimating programs for PCs and tablet PCs as well as powerful online systems for replacement cost calculations, estimate tracking, and data trending in real time.
For more information about Xactware's products and services, contact Xactware at 1-800-424-9228 or contact us online.