EnergySolutions Files Lawsuit Against Kurion Inc. Seeking Punitive Damages and an Injunction on Sales of Products and Services

EnergySolutions Files Lawsuit Against Kurion Inc. Seeking Punitive Damages and 
an Injunction on Sales of Products and Services 
SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/13 --  EnergySolutions,
Inc. (NYSE: ES) today announced that it and an affiliate,
EnergySolutions Diversified Services, Inc. formerly known as Nukem
Corporation, (collectively "EnergySolutions") filed a lawsuit against
Kurion Inc. and two former EnergySolutions employees now employed by
Kurion to enforce contractual and intellectual property rights
related to EnergySolutions' waste treatment and vitrification
technologies. The lawsuit was filed in the Third Judicial District
Court in and for Salt Lake City, Utah. EnergySolutions seeks monetary
and punitive damages, and asks the court to enjoin further sales of
all Kurion products and services that utilize or derive from the
confidential and proprietary technology misappropriated from
EnergySolutions.  
EnergySolutions, a world leader in nuclear decommissioning and
remediation with more than 100 patents and patent applications, filed
the case against Kurion, a direct competitor of EnergySolutions,
alleging misappropriation of EnergySolutions' intellectual property
and unlawful claim of ownership. The specific technologies involve,
among others, the ability to remove radioactive isotopes from an
aqueous waste stream using isotope specific media, and the ability to
vitrify the separated isotopes with the media to immobilize the waste
in a leach-resistant glass matrix for long term environmental
isolation.  
"Our intellectual property rights are core assets that have
positioned EnergySolutions as an industry leader," said David
Lockwood, President and CEO of EnergySolutions. "We are committed to
protecting the significant investments we have made into our
innovative technologies. We will pursue former employees who
misappropriate EnergySolutions proprietary technologies."  
EnergySolutions believes it has discovered substantial evidence that
Kurion and two of its employees, John M. Raymont, Jr. and Mark S.
Denton, misappropriated and are using, marketing and disclosing
EnergySolutions' confidential and proprietary technology in violation
contractual obligations, fiduciary duties and intellectual property
laws. Raymont and Denton were f
ormer EnergySolutions executive-level
employees prior to joining Kurion.  
EnergySolutions offers customers a full range of integrated services
and solutions, including nuclear operations, characterization,
decommissioning, decontamination, site closure, transportation,
nuclear materials management, processing, recycling, and disposition
of nuclear waste, and research and engineering services across the
nuclear fuel cycle. 
For additional information please contact 
Mark Walker
mwalker@energysolutions.com
801-231-9194 
 
 
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