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Federal court determines that software company infringed open source license by distributing software in violation of license
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • February 22 2010

On 10 December 2009, in the case of Jacobsen v Katzer, et al, the US District Court for the Northern District of California granted plaintiff's motion for summary judgment regarding copyright infringement


Ambitious open source enforcement action
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2010

The Software Freedom Law Center ("SFLC") continued its series of copyright infringement lawsuits against companies distributing "open source software" embedded in their products allegedly in violation of the license governing the open source software


Failure to prove exhaustion of trade mark rights
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2010

In Sun Microsystems Inc v M-Tech Data Ltd 2009 EWHC 2992 (Pat), Mr Justice Kitchin held that Sun Microsystems Inc was entitled to summary judgment in respect of the parallel import of computer equipment by M-Tech Data Ltd


Federal Circuit vacates multi-million dollar damages award in Lucent patent case
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2009

On September 11, 2009, the Federal Circuit issued its Opinion in Lucent Technologies v. Gateway, Inc., Case No. 2008-1485, vacating the Southern District of California’s grant of a $511 million dollar damages award in favor of Lucent


Battling Bilski!
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • May 5 2009

Although ultimately successful in defending an infringement against it, Sun Microsystems was unsuccessful in its recent attempt to use the Bilski "machine or transformation" test, in a motion for judgment on the pleadings, to invalidate two patents for software held by Versata Software, Inc


CFI backs Commission in Microsoft case
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • February 29 2008

The European Court of First Instance (CFI) recently upheld the decision of the European Commission, taken in 2004, to fine the Microsoft Corporation a total of EUR 497 million for abuse of its dominant position in the market for work group server operating systems and streaming media players


Data protection for drug innovators comes under attack
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • March 10 2010

A decision released by the Federal Court of Appeal in Minister of Health v. Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. represents a blow to innovative drug manufacturers under Canada’s access to information regime


Justmed, Inc. v. Byce: a tech upset
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • May 12 2010

For early-stage technology companies the definitions of independent contractor and employee for determining copyright ownership may have changed


Court refuses to extend trade-mark protection to file extensions
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 13 2010

In Autodesk, Inc. v. Dassault Systemès Solidworks Corporation, the US District Court for the Northern District of California recently considered whether computer file extensions are entitled to trade-mark protection


Federal Court of Justice: scope of neighbouring rights in databases
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Germany
  • September 25 2009

The German Federal Court of Justice decided in its ruling of April 30, 2009, that the creator of a database can forbid third parties from detecting database modifications by means of data synchronization and from using them for a competitive product (file no. I ZR 19105