PCT International Files Action for Cancellation of EZconn Taiwan Patent
MESA, AZ – April 9, 2019 – PCT International, Inc. (PCT)
PCT International, Inc. has filed an action for the cancellation of a Taiwan patent owned by EZconn Corporation, PCT’s former vendor and strategic partner.
Douglas Drury, PCT’s General Counsel, says “This is yet another example of the difficulty American companies face in protecting their intellectual property rights in Asia.” Drury continued, “It seems this EZconn patent, together with others that we believe rely on our intellectual property, was filed for the purpose of increasing EZconn stock prices in contemplation of an initial public offering in Taiwan.”
Drury noted that the EZconn’s Taiwan Utility Model Patent No. M416249 copied the significant features and claims of a prior PCT patent and should not have been granted. PCT further notes that EZconn’s Taiwan patent application was based on the misuse of PCT’s trade secrets for PCT’s own advanced locking connector for coaxial cable. EZconn had access to PCT’s trade secrets because of its status as a trusted vendor.
PCT is committed to aggressively defend its hard earned portfolio of more than 200 patents and pending patent applications worldwide. PCT CEO, Steve Youtsey, says “You try to do the right thing, play by the rules, believe you have a trusted global partner, just to have this happen. It’s just tragic!”
Spanning 20 years, PCT International, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and manufacturer of last mile access network solutions for broadband communication networks. PCT focuses on quality, innovation and cost-effective solutions for service providers. PCT products are found in more than 60 countries.
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About PCT International, Inc.
Founded in 1997 by Steve Youtsey, PCT International, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and manufacturer of last mile access network solutions for broadband communication networks. PCT focuses on innovative and cost-effective solutions that allow service providers to improve system integrity and expand service offerings. PCT’s portfolio includes transmission, connectivity, metro Ethernet and Fiber to the Home products for cable, telco and satellite service providers. PCT’s collaborative approach to product development results in advances that simplify installation and maintenance; improve the integrity of HFC and fiber infrastructures; reduce operational costs; and most importantly increase the customer experience for the growing services offered. By working closely with customers’ field engineering personnel, we produce equipment and components that straightforwardly address real needs and enable operators to “Harden the Drop.” To learn more, visit, http://www.pctinternational.com/our-company/.