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Maryland federal court refuses to enforce poorly drafted forum selection clause
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • April 6 2010

In a case that serves as a lesson for drafting forum selection clauses, on 23 February 2010, the US District Court for the District of Maryland determined in Micro Focus, Inc. v. Bell Canada that it could not enforce a forum selection clause that was “nonsensical”

Transfer of software license agreement without consent of licensor in connection with a corporate merger infringes licensor’s copyright
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • November 6 2009

In the case of Concom Systems, Inc. v Novelis Corp., No. 07-4142 (6th Cir. 25 September 2009), the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld the district court’s order granting summary judgment to Cincom on its claim of copyright infringement arising out of a series of mergers Novelis underwent as part of an internal corporate restructuring that resulted in a prohibited transfer of a software license