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Siemens Software Disputes

Siemens Defense Lawyer - Software licensing disputes - Audits | Lawsuits | Subpoenas.  We have experience defending individuals and companies of all sizes when lawsuits start to fly and audit demands are issued!  

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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 an infringement of their software.  

2022 Update:  We are not sure if this will be a new trend in software audit compliance, but we have seen a new letter demanding a client submit to a Siemens audit investigation.  The letter demands the client audit its systems and confirm MAC addresses and may contain an allegation of using counterfeit Siemens software.  These are NOT letters to take lightly as there is possible jail time for counterfeiting, at least on a grand scale. The "License Compliance Inquiry" letter may come with an attachment showing alleged violations (ex. using NX version 19 on one computer, first date January 2021, last date January 2022, total days usage along with a specific "events detail report.)"  We can help you decipher and make sense out of all this having handled nearly a thousand different types of piracy accusations since our firm's inception in 2004.

If you receive a letter from Siemens Industry Software, Inc. located in Cypress, CA, call us for a free initial consultation before you EVER TALK TO THEM.  Know your legal rights.  Call us at (877) 276-5084 or fill out our contact form and we will contact you.

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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

Our IP law firm has been helping clients both large and small since 2004.  We have helped hundreds of individuals and companies settle software licensing issues, audits, and even software litigation lawsuits and demand letters from companies like Vero, Solidworks (Harness IP letters), Microsoft (Business Software Alliance), Autodesk demands from Autodesk internally or their copyright firm - Donahue Fitzgerald (bay area of California) - Ansys, VB Conversion,  Mastercam, and 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 non-litigation cases. 

You can also fill out our contact form and we will contact you.  In the world of EULA compliance and software licensing disputes, there is no room for inexperienced legal counsel.

Contact us for an initial consultation!

For more information, or to discuss your case or our experience and qualifications please contact us at (877) 276-5084. Please note that our firm does not represent you unless and until a written retainer agreement is signed, and any applicable legal fees are paid. All initial conversations are general in nature. Free consultations are limited to time and availability of counsel and will depend on the type of case you are calling about (no free consultations for other lawyers). All users and potential clients are bound by our Terms of Use Policies. We look forward to working with you!
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