Circuit Board Manufacturing: Copyright Theft

A Canadian printed circuit board manufacturer was suspected of knowingly participating in the manufacture of electronic devices designed to enable theft of copyrighted materials. An Anton Piller order (search and seizure order) was duly obtained. However, prior to its execution the legal team needed advice on what to look for when they walked through the door.

Beyond merely providing background information prior to the raid, an RMB engineer accompanied the legal team throughout the search and seizure process and was able to effectively identify parts and drawings related to the order.

Equally importantly, RMB was able to offer advice on how PCB manufacturers operate and how the raid should be conducted so as to have the minimum impact on the business, thus minimizing the possibility of the manufacturer suing the plaintiff for loss of revenue.