• Judge denies Wisk Aero's request for preliminary injunction against Archer Aviation

    2 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Electric aviation startup Wisk Aero's request for a preliminary injunction against rival Archer Aviation was denied by a federal judge Thursday, the latest in an ongoing legal battle over whether Archer stole trade secrets in developing its flagship Maker aircraft.
    A full written opinion has not yet been published. In a tentative ruling filed earlier this week, Judge William Orrick said Wisk's “evidence of misappropriation is too equivocal to warrant a preliminary injunction.” Wisk filed for the injunction in May ; if it had been approved, it would have effectively put an immediate halt to...
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  • Judge rejects Wisk Aero's effort to block rival air taxi startup Archer from using ‘stolen' patents

    Judge rejects Wisk Aero's effort to block rival air taxi startup Archer from using ‘stolen' patents

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

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    A federal judge in San Francisco rejected air taxi startup Wisk Aero's request for a preliminary injunction against rival startup Archer Aviation, as Silicon Valley's first big “flying car” legal drama heats up.
    Wisk, a joint venture between Boeing and Kitty Hawk, wanted to block Archer Aviation from using any of the 52 trade secrets it alleges were stolen. Wisk is also seeking unspecified monetary damages from Archer in a lawsuit that was filed April 6th. Federal investigators are also looking into the case.
    In his ruling, US District Court Judge William Orrick wrote that Wisk's...
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