NUREMBURG, Germany (Sept. 5)—Alpha Technologies L.L.P., a supplier of instrumentation and data systems to the rubber industry, is suing a German software firm over a contract to develop a system to monitor a wide range of rubber manufacturing operations simultaneously. Alpha, which formerly was part of Flexsys L.P. and before that Monsanto Co., alleges Scarabaeus Prozessautomatisierung Auf Basis Kunstlicher Intelligenz GmbH violated a contract to develop a 32-bit software package for Alpha by marketing the system as its own. The lawsuit was filed Sept. 1 in the Court of Common Pleas of Summit County, located in Akron, where Alpha is headquartered. "We have spent a tremendous amount of time, money and intellectual capital to develop our unique products and applications, and we will do whatever it takes within the law to protect our proprietary interests," Stephen Brown, Alpha president and CEO, said.
Alpha sues German firm over computer system
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