The suit, filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington, claims that Supersonic Imagine misappropriated trade secrets from Verasonics for the development and production of its Aixplorer ultrasound systems.
Verasonics said that Supersonic Imagine licensed use of Verasonics technology but that the licensing agreement expired at the end of 2014. Verasonics goes on to claim that Supersonic Imagine continued to use its technology without a license.
“We will always protect our intellectual property. Verasonics values the collaborations we have with companies around the globe, but we must stand up against anyone infringing on our IP,” prez & CEO Lauren Pflugrath said in a prepared statement.
Verasonics is seeking monetary damages and injunctive relief, including prohibiting further marketing, sales and development of its products based on the Aixplorer system, the company said in a press release.