Klarquist Wins Permanent Injunction and $3.8 million for Clients OmniGen and Prince Agri Products

Published November 17, 2017

Klarquist obtained a permanent injunction and $3.8 million at the U.S. District Court of Oregon for clients OmniGen Research and parent company Prince Agri Products in a suit for trade secret theft and other claims against a former employee and his spouse. After their earlier success on a motion for terminating sanctions due to evidence destruction, Klarquist prevailed at a remedies trial by obtaining a permanent injunction against defendants Yongqiang Wang, Yan Zheng, and their rival businesses used for selling knock-offs of OmniGen’s feed additives in China. The permanent injunction prohibits Wang and Zheng from further violations and future involvement with the rival businesses Bioshen and Mirigen. The Court also ordered the defendants to pay $3.8 million in damages and attorneys’ fees and costs for claims including breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, intentional interference with economic relations, copyright infringement, breach of fiduciary duty, and false advertising. Following the October trial, the Court praised Klarquist attorneys Klaus H. Hamm and Scott E. Davis for their presentation and organization.

View Judge McShane’s November 16, 2017, Findings of Fact and Conclusion of Law.