Calsep recently obtained a Court ordered preliminary injunction against the developers of a competing PVT simulator. The lawsuit is currently pending in the U.S. District Court in Houston, Texas.
In March 2019, Calsep sued its former global sales manager, Pashupati Sah, and his business colleague, Ashish Dabral alleging that Sah and Dabral, working together with Intelligent Petroleum Software Solutions (IPSS), Insights Reservoir Consulting (IRC) and Bright Petroleum Software Solution (BPSS) misappropriated Calsep’s trade secrets and confidential information relating to Calsep’s leading PVT simulator software, PVTsim. The lawsuit further claims that Sah, Dabral, IPSS, IRC and BPSS used Calsep’s trade secret and confidential information to develop their competing PVT simulator software called InPVT. Importantly, in March 2020, Calsep obtained an agreed preliminary injunction Court Order against, Dabral, IPSS and IRC and their officers, agents, servants, employees, attorneys, and any other persons who are in active concert or participation with any of them from (1) further developing or using software, including but not limited to InPVT, that is based on and/or derived from Calsep’s trade secret or confidential information or copyrighted works and (2) further developing or using software receiving PVT simulation inputs from InPVT, PVTsim, and/or any simulation software derived from Calsep’s trade secret or confidential information or copyrighted works pending a trial on the merits.