India-based Incryo Systems, a manufacturer of cryogenic vaporisers and industrial gas equipment, now employs Smith as its Technical Director.
Cryoquip, based in Murrieta, California, alleges that Incryo and Smith misappropriated Cryoquip’s equipment designs predominantly related to Cryoquip’s cryogenic vaporizers.
Cryoquip, fabricators of cryogenic vaporisers and industrial gas equipment, said in a statement: “Cryoquip is committed to ensuring that its customers and the industry as a whole are apprised of the true facts and that there is no confusion in the marketplace regarding the relationship between Cryoquip and Incryo. Cryoquip is not affiliated in any way with Incryo, and Incryo is not authorised to use Cryoquip’s name, designs, processes, photographs, technical documentation, or web content to further Incryo’s business.”
In addition to its claim for misappropriation of trade secrets, Cryoquip also asserts in its lawsuit a claim for breach of contract against Smith, as well as claims for tortious business interference, and state and federal unfair competition against both Incryo and Smith.
Cryoquip’s capabilities span the entire spectrum of cryogenic equipment from the fabrication of cold boxes used to manufacture the liquefied gases themselves to equipment that stores and uses the gases in a multitude of applications.