Wicab sues former employees

Wicab of Middleton has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against two former employees it claims profited off technology Wicab had licensed exclusively from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

According to a report in the Wisconsin State Journal, after leaving Wicab in 2007, Yuri Danilov, the company’s former director of clinical research, and Mitchell Tyler, former director of academic research, secretly filed for a patent on much of the same technology used for Wicab’s Brainport device, and later formed their own companies around that technology.

The men and their companies have been charged with unfair competition, breach of contract, civil conspiracy, and “misappropriation/civil theft.”