5th Circuit: Tracking Software Trade Secret Claims Not Preempted By Copyright Act
(September 14, 2016, 11:43 AM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A $15 million judgment on allegations of trade secret misappropriation will stand, in light of findings on Sept. 7 by the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that the case is not preempted by the Copyright Act (GlobeRanger Corporation v. Software AG, No. 15-10121, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 16429).
(Decision available. Document #16-160919-004Z.)
Although U.S. Judge Jane J. Boyle of the Northern District of Texas initially found that GlobeRanger Corp.’s case was preempted and belonged in state court, that ruling was...