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Siemens Software Disputes

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Introduction

2021 Update:  A new lawsuit was filed by Siemens in Texas Federal Court.  Allegations of copyright infringement.  See case# 4:21-cv-00385 (Does 1 -142).  This means 142 have been sued "fictitiously" (by their IP Address) or what we call John Doe Defendants.

Typically, they seek to learn your identity and then seek a settlement of the case, assuming there is infringement of their software.  

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Potential Defenses to a claim of Copyright Infringement (remember to "raise them" or "waive them" potentially)

Here is a non-exclusive list of potential defenses in a case of alleged copyright infringement:

  1. Unregistered copyright
  2. Lack of originality
  3. License (permission) / creative commons license
  4. Public domain
  5. Merger Doctrine (ideas can only be expressed one way)
  6. Independent creation
  7. Fair use (see Oracle vs. Google)
  8. No copying
  9. Copy is not substantially similar
  10. Scenes-a-faire (common scenes and themes)
  11. De Minimis copying
  12. 17 U.S.C. 110 teaching (face-to-face etc.)
  13. Copyright misuse
  14. Waiver
  15. Estoppel
  16. First Sale doctrine
  17. Innocent infringement
  18. Abandonment of copyright
  19. Public Domain
  20. Unclean Hands

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Contact a Copyright Defense Law Firm

We have been helping clients large and small since 2004.  We have helped hundreds of individuals and companies settle Siemens software licensing lawsuits and demand letters from Donahue Fitzgerald (bay area of California) re Siemens software.  Call us for a free initial consultation at (877) 276-5084

We are able to offer low FLAT RATE (FIXED) fees for most cases.  You can also fill out our contact form for more information.

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