WorkSTEPS Obtains Judgment and Permanent Injunction Against ErgoScience for Infringement of Copyrighted WorkSTEPS Functional Employment Testing Program
WorkSTEPS, the nation’s leading provider of functional employment testing, successfully obtained a judgment for infringement and an injunction against ErgoScience in a copyright-infringement lawsuit against the WorkSTEPS competitor. WorkSTEPS filed the lawsuit in Texas Federal District Court in 2010, asserting that ErgoScience infringed upon WorkSTEPS’ copyright rights and misappropriated WorkSTEPS’ trade secrets into ErgoScience’s own testing program. In 2012 the court entered judgment in favor of WorkSTEPS and against ErgoScience.
“WorkSTEPS has invested a great deal of time and capital developing and perfecting our proprietary functional employment testing program since the company was founded in 1986,” said WorkSTEPS CEO Larry Feeler. “Because of that investment, we are the leading provider of functional employment testing in the nation. It is imperative that we fight to protect our intellectual property and the integrity of our program, and we will continue to aggressively protect our product against future cases of misappropriation, infringement or unauthorized use. We’re pleased with the results.”