Software Litigation

Software Law Case Briefs – Microsoft Direct infringement case

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
Microsoft litigation attorney

Attorney Steve® Software Litigation case briefs!  Microsoft Corp. v. A&S Elecs., Inc., (N.D. Cal. Dec. 11, 2015) Summary Microsoft failed to plead contributory infringement because its allegations were vague and conclusory with respect to direct infringement, a requisite element of contributory infringement. Thus, Microsoft’s Complaint did not comply with Rule 8 pleading standards. The Court dismissed

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Copyright Case Briefs – Adobe Systems Inc. v. Stargate Software Inc., 216 F. Supp. 2d 1051 (N.D. Cal. 2002)

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
Adobe software infringement defense attorney

Attorney Steve® Copyright Case Briefs – This case comes from the United States District Court, N.D. California, San Jose Division. VIDEO: Click on the picture above to watch Attorney Steve explain this legal topic in depth. SUMMARY: Here is a case from the Northern District of California,  Plaintiff, Adobe Systems Inc. (“Adobe”) filed an action against defendant,

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Copyright case briefs – MAI Systems Corp. v. Peak Computer, Inc., 991 F.2d 511 (9th Cir. 1993).

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
computer technology law firm

Attorney Steve® Copyright Case Briefs – This one from the United States Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit   SUMMARY: Peak Computer, Inc. and two of its employees appealed a district court’s order issuing a preliminary injunction pending trial as well as the district court’s order issuing a permanent injunction following the grant of partial summary judgment. 

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Autodesk v. Flores case brief (selling unauthorized software on Craigslist)

Sep 14th, 2017 | By
how to settle a software license review

Does Autodesk File Lawsuits against illegal internet sellers and retailers of their software?  In a word, YES!   Introduction This case deals with a infringement case brought in the Northern District of California, (San Jose Division).  It deals with a Defendant accused of selling Autodesk software online for a fraction of the real cost.  This

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Software publishers suing for breach of End User License Agreement (EULA)

Oct 7th, 2016 | By
Software infringement lawyer

Is Breach of a software EULA (or other terms of use for a copyrighted work) considered a breach of contract or copyright infringement? Introduction When dealing with software publishers and copyright holders it is important to know whether you have a license to use their copyrighted works.  Users should also know what the terms, conditions,

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