Ahmedabad: Sarine Technologies Group has filed lawsuits in India seeking injunctive reliefs and damages for patent and software copyright infringement, says a press release from the company.
According to the press note, some businessmen in India have infringed on Sarine’s patented technologies for internal inclusion mapping, and its copyrighted AdvisorTM software for rough diamond planning, in order to illicitly provide equipment and services to diamond manufacturers.
Based on Sarine’s claims, the courts in Ahmedabad and Surat have issued ex parte orders against these parties authorising immediate action.
David Block, Chief Executive Officer of Sarine said, “It is unfortunate that a limited number of unscrupulous parties are tainting the entire Indian diamond industry. We are encouraged by the courts’ swift action, their understanding of the gravity of the situation, and their implementation of immediate steps to protect Sarine’s legal rights. We trust that the measures necessary to completely halt these blatantly illicit activities will be implemented not only to protect Sarine, but also to safeguard the integrity of India’s diamond industry that relies so heavily on the public’s trust, and to encourage Sarine to continue introducing more advanced technologies for the Indian diamond market.”