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Meggitt (Orange County), Inc has obtained a preliminary injunction as part of trade secret misappropriation litigation against  defendants Xiamen Niell Electronics Co Ltd and Nie Yongzhong (aka William Nie or Bill Nie).  

Granted on  September 26, 2013 by Judge David O Carter of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the injunction prohibits the defendants from

(1) marketing, selling, or otherwise offering for sale any product created or manufactured using, relying on, or otherwise benefitting from Meggitt’s trade secret, confidential, and/or proprietary information, in particular Niell-Tech’s Model No CAYD051V, CAYD053-50, and CAYD063V products; and

(2) using any source code or software developed by Meggitt or derived from software developed by Meggitt.

The injunction also requires the defendants Niell Electronics and Mr Nie to return any and all records or documents reflecting Meggitt’s trade secret, confidential, and/or proprietary information.

Judge Carter granted the preliminary injunction after finding that Meggitt had demonstrated a likelihood of success with its claim for trade secret misappropriation against Niell Electronics and Mr Nie in Case No SACV 13-239-DOC (MLGx), styled Meggitt (San Juan Capistrano), Inc. v. Nie Yongzhong, et al. pdfRead Judge Carter's opinion.


For further information contact Stuart Parker, SVP Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Meggitt Sensing Systems, at

Editor’s notes:

Meggitt (Orange County), Inc, was formerly known as Meggitt (San Juan Capistrano), Inc.  It now trades under the name of Meggitt Sensing Systems.

Meggitt Sensing Systems produces class-leading instrumentation for the aerospace, test and measurement, and energy markets.  
Meggitt Sensing Systems, a Meggitt group division, has operated through its antecedents since 1927 under the names of ECET, Endevco, Ferroperm Piezoceramics, Lodge Ignition, Sensorex, Vibro-Meter and Wilcoxon Research.

Today these operations are integrated within the Meggitt Sensing Systems division, providing complete systems with these renowned product brands from a single supply base.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.  Known for its specialized extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, energy and defense.  Meggitt employs nearly 11,000 people at around 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.