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Welcome to the Triolet Systems website!

This webpage is provided simply to have something pop up if someone sees our domain name and wonders what we do.

CURRENTLY:  In early 2003, the principals of the company retired.  The company is now used to manage our investments as well as for retirement tax planning purposes.


In 1986, we incorporated the company as a vehicle for developing, selling, and supporting software products related to system performance monitoring and tuning for Hewlett Packard Mainframe computer systems.  Within 6 months of startup, a previous employer who was in a similar business filed a civil lawsuit against us claiming copyright related  violations.  Within a year, the courts granted the petitioner a temporary "Interlogitory Injunction" against us which prevented us from competing with this previous employer until the matters were decided at trial.  In the meantime, the petitioner was bought out by a larger company and that company was bought out by a popular large public corporation.

From 1986 until 2002 we used our knowledge and skills to provide various consulting services in somewhat related fields in order to pay our litigation  and living costs while attempting to not be in violation of decisions by the courts.

In 1992, there was  a trial of the merits of the claims.  The trial lasted a little over 6 weeks.  About a year later, a judgement was issued in our favour.  On advice of counsel we continued on assuming that the other party was not finished and that it would be prudent to expect appeals.

In 1996, there was a trial dealing with legal costs and damages to our company arising out of the injunction and the litigation. The trial lasted a little over 4 weeks.  About a year later, a judgement was issued in our favour.

The other party petitioned the courts for an appeal.  A three judge panel of the Ontario Court of Appeal heard the arguements and upheld the lower court decisions.

The other party sought leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

In late 2002, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear the appeal.  After that, we fairly quickly received a  settlement that, while sufficient for us, in our humble opinion was not a significant deterrent to the other party.