Siemens Defense Lawyer - Software licensing disputes - Audits | Lawsuits | Subopenas
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:
- Unregistered copyright
- Lack of originality
- License (permission) / creative commons license
- Public domain
- Merger Doctrine (ideas can only be expressed one way)
- Independent creation
- Fair use (see Oracle vs. Google)
- No copying
- Copy is not substantially similar
- Scenes-a-faire (common scenes and themes)
- De Minimis copying
- 17 U.S.C. 110 teaching (face-to-face etc.)
- Copyright misuse
- First Sale doctrine
- Innocent infringement
- Abandonment of copyright
- Public Domain
- Unclean Hands
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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
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