An independent maintenance and repair company is sued by a manufacturer of automated data storage machines alleging violation of copyright on software and misappropriation of trade secrets. The lower courts judgement in favor of plaintiff vacated. The defendant’s use of and copying and plaintiff’s software code within the protection of section 117(c) of the Copyright Act. – Storage Tech. Corp. v. Custom Hardware, 421 F.3d 1307 (Fed. Cir. 2005).
Filed under: 2005 Copyright Cases