PowerLogix, which offers CPU upgrades for a variety of Macs, has filed a 13-count Federal lawsuit seeking in excess of US$1.5 million in actual damages, statutory damages and punitive damages for what it alleges was a conspiracy by former business partners and competitors to unlawfully appropriate its software, trade secrets and drive it out of business. The suit, pending in the Austin Division of the United States Federal Court for the Western District of Texas, names WayPoint Distribution of Albuquerque, NM; Giga Designs of Fremont, CA; MicroMat & Soft 77 of Santa Rosa, CA; and Virtex Assembly Services of Austin, TX as defendants.