Category Archives: cfaa

Third Circuit affirms competitor’s victory in college course copying case

CollegeSource, Inc. v. AcademyOne, Inc., — Fed.Appx. —-, 2015 WL 469041, No. 12–4167 (3d Cir. Feb. 5, 2015)   CS and A1 compete in the market for college credit-transfer information. CS alleged that A1 misappropriated the contents of CS’s main … Continue reading

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Dial U for unfair competition?

Liveperson, Inc. v. 24/7 Customer, Inc., 2015 WL 170348, No. 14 Civ. 1559 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 13, 2015)   LivePerson “provides customers with live-interaction and customer engagement technology for e-commerce websites, enabling businesses to interact in real-time with their website customers.”  … Continue reading

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litigation grab bag includes another nail in IIC coffin

EarthCam, Inc. v. OxBlue Corp., 2014 WL 4702200, No. 1:11–cv–02278 (N.D. Ga. Sept. 22, 2014) Mostly a trade secret case where EarthCam alleged that every scrap of information about it was a trade secret.  The parties compete in the market … Continue reading

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selling to multiple hospitals isn’t "advertising or promotion" when total market is large

Synthes, Inc. v. Emerge Medical, Inc., 2014 WL 2579286, — F. Supp. 2d — (E.D. Pa. June 5, 2014) This is a big case involving trade secrets/former employees who started a competing medical device firm. I’m just going to cover … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit revives consumer claims against Sony

In re Sony PS3 “Other OS” Litig., 551 Fed.Appx. 916, No. 11–18066 (9th Cir. Jan. 6, 2014) (belated; just showed up in Westclip) The court of appeals partially reversed the dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims against Sony for disabling the ability … Continue reading

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Dividing the spoils: soured Afghan deal brings TM, CFAA claims

Global Fleet Sales, LLC v. Delunas, 2014 WL 634075, No. 12–15471 (E.D. Mich., Feb. 18, 2014) “This dispute arises out of the pursuit of business opportunities in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the wake of the NATO campaign against … Continue reading

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Oracle suit against third party claiming to provide lawful software updates proceeds

Oracle America, Inc. v. TERiX Computer Company, Inc., No. 13-cv-03385, 2014 WL 31344 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 3, 2014) Oracle sells hardware, software, and support and consulting services to maintain those.  But people also use third-party vendors for support, and here … Continue reading

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