Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 22, 2014 will be a discussion of recent copyright cases. Brief synopses of the cases we will discuss appear below.

Princeton Payment Solutions, LLC v. ACI Worldwide, Inc. et al, No. 1:13-vc-852 (ED Va. August 15, 2014) (available here). In this computer software copyright case, the Court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants.  This summary judgment opinion hinged on the issue of who owned the software where the software was developed by an independent contractor who did not assign her rights to plaintiff until after the commencement of this suit.

Actuate Corp. v. Fidelity Nat’l., No. C 14-02274 RS  (N.D. Cal. August 21, 2014) (available here).  In this case, the Court granted Fidelity’s motion to dismiss regarding a claim for software copyright infringement, wherein the License Agreement that Fidelity allegedly breached failed to establish any numeric limits on Fidelity’s right to install and distribute the software, but instead merely required Fidelity to pay for the licenses it required according to a payment schedule attached to the agreement.

All are invited to join us in our discussion during the SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 22, 2014 at Noon in our Westlake Village office. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to Noelle Smith by 9 am Monday morning.