Press Release
March 30, 2006

BlueShift Technologies Receives Positive Trial Result

BOSTON, March 30, 2006 — Goodwin Procter client BlueShift Technologies received a significant litigation victory in the case of Brooks Automation v. BlueShift Technologies. In November 2005, the firm's trial team secured a verdict from a Suffolk County (Mass.) jury in favor of BlueShift, rejecting plaintiff's claims that BlueShift and its CEO had breached noncompete and nondisclosure agreements. The court also found in favor of BlueShift on its counterclaim for intentional interference with its business relationship with a strategic early customer. The verdict was a total victory for this early stage technology company.

In March, the Court awarded BlueShift its legal fees and expenses and made a number of specific findings about the high level of skill and experience that Goodwin Procter brought to this "bet the company" case. Judge Gants stated, "The performance of Goodwin Procter in this litigation was first-rate in every respect. [Goodwin Procter] did a superb job in trying the case to the jury and in arguing the many motions...Even the audio-visual displays and the manner in which they were presented to the jury were well done."

BlueShift Technologies, Inc. develops and markets vacuum automation products for semiconductor manufacturing. More information can be found on or by emailing

Goodwin Procter partner Mark Tully led the trial team on behalf of BlueShift. In addition to handling the Brooks Automation suit, Goodwin Procter represents BlueShift in general corporate and financing matters.