Sensormatic has filed to amend its complaint against the Tag Company and others to include a claim of trade secret violations and unfair trade practices, stemming from the actions of several ex-Sensormatic employees (now affiliated with the Tag Company) in misappropriating valuable proprietary information related to Sensormatic's Ultra?Max acousto-magnetic (AM) labels for electronic article surveillance (EAS).
The new claim was added to a pending law suit that was filed in December 2006 against the Tag Company and Phenix Label Company for infringement of five Sensormatic patents and false advertising regarding the quality and performance of the Tag Company's Series58 AM label.
"Sensormatic continues to partner with retailers by investing in new and unique theft solutions to deliver a strong return on investment. Our customers have relied with confidence on the quality and performance of our AM technology as the best choice in loss prevention," said Scott Clements, Vice President of Tyco Fire & Security's EAS business. "We are committed to taking strong action to prevent erosion of that confidence and to protect our ability to best serve our customers."
Sensormatic, part of Tyco Fire & Security, is the industry leading provider of vital loss prevention and operational improvement technologies. Backed by more than 1,500 patents for innovative, market leading technologies, our solutions portfolio is sold through ADT and Tyco partners around the world. From the front of the store through the entire retail supply chain, our products and services help keep losses lower - and profits higher. Today, nearly 80 per cent of the world's top 200 retailers using EAS rely on our EAS anti-theft visible and concealed systems as well as our tough-to-defeat hard tags, labels, deactivators and detachers.
Tyco Fire & Security, one of the major businesses of Tyco International Ltd., designs, manufactures, installs and services electronic security systems, fire protection, detection and suppression systems, sprinklers and fire extinguishers. Tyco Fire & Security includes more than 60 brands, which are represented in over 100 countries. Its products are used to safeguard firefighters, prevent fires, deter thieves and protect people and property.