UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION
January 23, 2009
POLIMASTER LTD., NA&SE TRADING CO., LIMITED, PLAINTIFFS,
RAE SYSTEMS INC. DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable Jeremy Fogel United States District Court Judge
On May 9, 2005, Plaintiffs Polimaster Ltd. and NA&SE Trading Co., Limited ("Polimaster") filed a complaint in this Court against Defendant RAE Systems Inc. ("RAE"), seeking declaratory and injunctive relief based upon alleged breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets under Cal. Civ. Code § 3426 et seq., unfair competition under Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200, and the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 2. This Court denied the requested relief by Order dated September 6, 2005.
Pursuant to arbitration provisions in the parties' contracts, the parties arbitrated Polimaster's claims of trade secret misappropriation under Cal. Civ. Code § 3426 et seq., breach of contract, and unfair competition under Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 et seq., as well as RAE's counterclaim for breach of contract. The Arbitrator issued an interim award on July 5, 2007, and a final Arbitration Award on September 20, 2007, wherein it was held that Polimaster failed to prove its claims, RAE proved its counterclaim, RAE was deemed the prevailing party, and RAE was awarded damages of $2,412,432 and costs of $46,213.15. RAE filed a Notice of Motion and Motion to Confirm Binding Arbitration Award and for Entry of Judgment on Binding Arbitration Award on October 5, 2007. Polimaster filed a Memorandum in Opposition to RAE Systems' Motion to Confirm and Notice of Motion to Vacate on October 17, 2007. This Court held a hearing on December 7, 2007 and issued its Order Confirming the Arbitration Award on February 25, 2008.
Therefore, IT IS ADJUDGED that:
1. Defendant RAE Systems Inc. is the prevailing party and has judgment against Plaintiffs in this matter;
2. Defendant RAE Systems Inc. shall recover from Plaintiffs Polimaster Ltd. and Na&Se Trading Co., Limited pursuant to the Arbitration Award confirmed by this Court on February 25, 2008: damages of $2,412,432 and costs of $46,213.15;
3. Pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code § 3287(a), RAE Systems recovers post-arbitration award, prejudgment interest at the statutory rate of 10 percent per annum in the amount of [$330,738.29].
4. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1961, this judgment bears interest at the judgment rate of ___ percent per annum from the 0.43 date it is entered until paid;
5. Plaintiffs Polimaster Ltd. and NA&SE Trading Co., Limited take nothing from RAE Systems Inc.
6. Any other relief that this Court deems just and proper.
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