By the Leeham News Team
Oct. 2, 2023, © Leeham News: Mammoth Conversions quietly dropped its long-running trade secrets lawsuit against Sequoia Conversions, a competitor, for alleged trade secrets theft.
Mammoth and Sequoia settled and dropped the lawsuit, with each side paying its own costs, on Sept. 8. The case was filed in the US District Court in Southern California. Sequoia’s David and Wayne Dotzenroth were also defendants. The action against them also was dropped. The case was scheduled to go to trial in January.
Mammoth previously dropped its lawsuit against the University of Wichita’s NIAR engineering center and Split Rock Aviation, a consulting firm working with Sequoia. Each side bore its costs in these dismissals.
Mammoth, Sequoia (in partnership with Kansas Modification Center, which never was sued, and NIAR), and IAI Bedek compete in the Boeing 777 freighter conversion market. Mammoth is the only one to convert 777-200LRs to freighters. All three offer conversions for the 777-300ER. Boeing Global Services decided against offering its own conversion.