Michigan Federal Judge Rejects Copyright Claim Over Computer Source Code

(February 24, 2016, 11:00 AM EST) -- DETROIT — Two defendants won summary judgment on allegations of copyright infringement Feb. 23 when a Michigan federal judge agreed that they were granted an implied, nonexclusive license to use a plaintiff’s software code (Vasudeva Mahavisno v. Compendia Bioscience Inc., et al., No. 13-12207, E.D. Mich.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21588).

(Decision available. Document #16-160307-007Z.)

According to U.S. Judge Sean F. Cox of the Eastern District of Michigan “the undisputed facts” show that plaintiff Vasudeva Mahavisno “created and gave his computer software code” to defendant Compendia...
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