Microsoft Piracy Suit Against Georgia Firm May Proceed In Washington, Judge Rules
Mealey's (November 11, 2016, 1:03 PM EST) -- SEATTLE — A Washington federal judge on Nov. 10 declined to dismiss copyright, trademark and related claims against a Georgia company accused of selling pirated copies of Microsoft Corp. software, finding that Microsoft sufficiently alleged purposeful availment of Washington jurisdiction and harm experienced within the state (Microsoft Corp. v. Aventis Systems Inc., et al., No. 2:16-cv-01234, W.D. Wash.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 156410).
(Order available. Document #24-161117-022R.)
Marietta, Ga., firm Aventis Systems In. sells computers, software and related products, advertising and selling them via its...