IPR Infringement Against Diamond Unit in Surat
As reported by Times of India, legal action has been initiated by Sarin Technologies against a diamond manufacturer in the city. Sarin Technologies has been claiming fraudulent use of its Galaxy inclusion mapping technology and software. The company's subsidiary Galatea has initiated the legal proceedings following a long-term discrepancy between the weights of rough stones the Galaxy system was processing and those the manufacturer was reporting to the company during the monthly audit.
US-based Rapaport group has reported that Sarin's client in Surat was consistently underplaying the technology. Rapaport further stated that an internal analysis by Galatea revealed that the manufacturer had managed to hack the Galaxy software to manipulate the weights it reported. The company authorities in India, however, refused to comment on the legal proceedings.
This is the first-ever case where Sarin has gone ahead with legal proceedings against the Surat company for infringement of its intellectual property rights (IPR).
Rapaport quoted the company's CEO David Block saying, "The Sarin group is taking proactive and aggressive actions aimed at protecting our intellectual property rights." Sarin Technologies has been selling more than 85 percent of its diamond-related equipment and advanced software in India, especially to diamond manufacturers in Surat. Last year in March, Sarin opened 'Sarin House' in the city's A K Road spread over 55,000 square feet area and employs around 400 staff members.