Epic Communications, Inc. v. Richwave Tech., Inc., No. H032378 - California Case Law
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Epic Communications, Inc. v. Richwave Tech., Inc., No. H032378

In an action by a Taiwanese corporation and its California subsidiary seeking damages for misappropriation of intellectual property involving a Design Services Agreement of a silicon-germanium power amplifier for use in wireless networking devices, trial court's order quashing service of summons is reversed where: 1) a refusal by California courts to exercise jurisdiction cannot be justified by the mere fact that a claim arising from California contacts is prosecuted by a nonresident; and 2) subjecting the defendant to local jurisdiction comports with fair play and substantial justice as, here the two Taiwanese defendants engaged in conduct in California, and caused effects in California, that made it readily foreseeable that they would be haled into court here in the event of a dispute of the present type.     

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Filed November 17, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Rushing

Counsel
For Appellant: Greenberg Traurig, J. James Li, Cindy Hamilton, David Perez

For Appellee: Wang, Hartman, Gibbs & Cauley, Richard F. Cauley, Peter O. Huang