Judge rejects bid to dismiss Columbia lawsuit

Judge rejects bid to dismiss Columbia lawsuit

Innovative Sports of Eugene claimed that Columbia Sportswear used its technology and trade secrets to make a high-profile line of heated clothing.

Lane County Circuit Court Judge Charles Carlson on Monday turned down Columbia Sportswear Co.’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit against it by a Eugene company that alleges Columbia essentially stole the smaller firm’s technology. But he asked the Eugene firm, Innovative Sports, to provide more specific information about the trade secrets it alleges Columbia misappropriated. [Correction: The headline on this story was corrected on Oct. 8 to reflect that the judge did not dismiss the suit against Columbia, he rejected Columbia's motion to dismiss the lawsuit.]

Read more in today's Register-Guard.

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