PORTLAND, OR, USA and SUZHOU, China, Apr 28, 2021 – The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) and Suzhou Gstarsoft Co. Ltd. (Gstar) are pleased to announce that they have reached a full and final global settlement resolving all disputes stemming from the parties’ prior business relationship, including a lawsuit filed by the ITC against Gstar pending in United States District Courts for the District of Oregon, and a lawsuit filed by Gstar against the ITC pending in the Intermediate People’s Court of Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China.
In the United States lawsuit, the ITC had alleged that Gstar misappropriated and improperly used the ITC’s intellectual properties. Gstar denied the allegations, and maintained that it independently developed its products and has independent intellectual property rights. In the Suzhou lawsuit, Gstar sought a declaratory judgment of non-infringement.
The parties’ global settlement fully and conclusively resolves their disputes. No party has admitted any wrongdoing or liability, and there has not been any court finding as to the merits of the parties’ lawsuits. However, in order to resolve the disputes completely and avoid any future misunderstandings, the parties entered into a confidential settlement agreement.
The parties appreciate each other’s efforts in resolving this matter amicably.
About IntelliCAD Technology Consortium
The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) is an independent, non-profit organization funded and directed by its members specifically for the development of the IntelliCAD technology. The ITC licenses the IntelliCAD technology to its commercial members, who in turn market and sell applications based on IntelliCAD to their end users. Commercial members have access to the IntelliCAD source code, documentation, developer support, and more. The ITC is also a founding member of the Open Design Alliance, thereby contributing to interoperability in the engineering industry. For more information, visit https://www.intellicad.org.
About Suzhou Gstarsoft Co., Ltd.
Suzhou Gstarsoft Co., Ltd. (“Gstar”) is a recognized leading provider of 2D/3D CAD software and solutions for industries involving AEC, Mechanical and Manufacturing, Electrical and Electronics, GIS, Survey and Mapping, Civil Engineering, etc. With nearly 30 years proud history of technology innovation and practice, Gstar is dedicated to providing fast, powerful and DWG-compatible CAD software and solutions for worldwide customers and partners. For more information, visit https://www.gstarcad.net.