USA. Attorney Willie Gary takes on Motorola over satellite tracking technology Print E-mail
Monday, 09 October 2006
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Prominent attorney Willie Gary, senior partner in the Florida-based law firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Finney, Lewis, McManus, Watson and Sperando, P.L., along with partners Robert Parenti, Maria Sperando, C.K. Hoffler, Manuel Socias and associate attorneys Jean Laws-Scott and Marka Fleming are prepared to begin a two-month trial on behalf of their client SPS (Satellite Positioning Systems) Technologies, Inc. against Motorola. Gary and his legal team allege that Motorola stole SPS' idea for a tracking technology system.

The incident occurred in October of 1999, when SPS participated in a venture capital show at Florida Atlantic University. Motorola expressed interest in SPS' "Server Based Tracking Technology System." In January of 2000, Motorola officially invited SPS to participate in a new joint venture. Motorola committed to an initial capital investment, in addition to knowledge, funding, brand recognition, market presence and connections, among other things. Despite the many promises, in late 2000, Motorola abruptly severed all ties with SPS and refused communication. Yet, in 2001, Motorola issued a press release announcing the development of "Tomorrow's Technology Today, Telematic is Driving Automobiles," a plan identical to SPS' hardware and design of the "Server Based Tracking Technology System."

"Motorola promised our client, a small, family-run business, that they would turn their dreams into reality," commented Gary. "However, Motorola was secretly plotting to steal their idea and reap all the profits. So often we see major corporations taking advantage of the little guy and that type of behavior cannot be tolerated. We are content that justice will prevail. It is not about the money; it is about doing what is right." continued Gary.

Gary is no stranger to seeking justice. The firm is noted for winning a $240 million jury verdict in Orange County against the Walt Disney Corporation for their clients who alleged Disney stole their idea for a sports theme park. Also, Gary was awarded $18.28 million against the media conglomerate Gannett Company for the false portrayal of their client in a series of newspaper articles. In 2001, a jury awarded Gary a $139.6 million verdict for the Maris Distributing Company against Anheuser Busch. In addition, Gary was given a half-billion dollar verdict in Jackson, Mississippi against the Loewen Group, a large Canadian funeral home chain.
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