MEI, LLC Wins Summary Judgment in Copyright Infringement and DMCA Case, Obtains Final Judgment and Injunction
Klarquist attorneys obtained a complete summary judgment victory for our client MEI, LLC on its copyright infringement, DMCA, and Lanham Act claims. Defendants Integral Applied Technology, Inc. and Gustavo Martinez were found liable for unauthorized copying and modification of MEI’s IDX software. The case was filed in the District of Oregon in February 2008.
Chief Judge Ann Aiken of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon granted summary judgment on MEI’s claims and awarded MEI compensatory damages as well as the maximum statutory damages permitted for violations of the DMCA. On September 15, 2009, the Court also issued an injunction against further acts of copyright infringement, or violations of the DMCA or Lanham Act, and ordered the return or destruction of unauthorized software and devices used to circumvent access controls for the IDX software. The defendants had filed counterclaims for alleged trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and tortious interference with contract. Completing the victory, MEI was granted summary judgment dismissing each of the counterclaims with prejudice.