Contour Design Inc. v. Chance Mold Steel Co.,Ltd., No. 10-2415 (1st Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff designs, manufactures, and sells computer mice and, in 1995, contracted with defendant to manufacture the products in bulk. The agreement identifies the "Product" as inventions, designs, methods and related information concerning computer mouse products and precludes defendant from disclosing, using, or copying "Confidential Information," or manufacturing, or otherwise commercially exploiting the Product, or developing other products derived from the Product. In 2009, defendant began to make near copies using plaintiff's production tooling, Plaintiff claimed violation of the New Hampshire Uniform Trade Secrets Act, N.H. Rev. Stat. 350-B:1 to -B:9 and breach of contract. The district court entered a preliminary injunction, ordering defendant to stop production of the copies. The First Circuit affirmed, holding that the relief was appropriate, based on the record.