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Judge Compels Kaiser Permanente to Release Documents in Better Technologies Group Lawsuit

Better Life Technologies Group, Inc. — a Black-owned wearable biotechnology company based in San Diego, CA — recently received a favorable ruling in an ongoing $50 million lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente (KP). The 2017 lawsuit accuses the California-based healthcare giant of misappropriating its confidential, proprietary information. According to the lawsuit, in 2012, Better Life Technologies participated in a series of meetings with KP, with the hope of advancing its wireless wearable biotech devices designed to assist in the management of critical diseases. At that time, ViQual Medical Technology, a subsidiary of Better Life Technologies, signed a nondisclosure agreement, preventing KP from disclosing any patent information related to its products. The lawsuit states that while KP and Better Life Technologies did not eventually collaborate, KP went on to reveal lucrative, protected trade secrets to competing entities and received a substantial profit through those...

Jan 13, 2020