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Microsoft Targets Does for Illicit Software Product Activations (UPDATED 5/19/17)

Posted in Copyrights, Lanham Act, Software, Trademark
Over recent months, software titan Microsoft Corporation has filed a number of “Doe” lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.  The suits allege both copyright and trademark claims against anonymous defendants accused of efforts to activate unlicensed copies of popular Microsoft software products. The products named in the complaints include… Continue Reading

Synopsys files DMCA suit against Oregonians accused of circumventing software protections

Posted in Copyrights, Security Circumvention, Software
Synopses, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against several Oregon individuals, alleging infringement of various forms of electronic design automation (“EDA”) software for which Synopsys holds copyrights.  The software is intended for testing and designing computer processing chips and semiconductors. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, with Case No. 3:15-cv-01953, says that:… Continue Reading

Hundreds of Does Sued for Online Infringement of PLM Software (UPDATED 8/11/17)

Posted in Copyrights, Software
Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against 100 anonymous Doe parties, alleging infringement of various forms of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for which Siemens holds copyrights. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, with Case No. 4:15-cv-00017 , says that the PLM… Continue Reading