Adobe Hit With Patent Suit Over Acrobat Add-On

Law360, New York (May 17, 2010, 3:04 PM EDT) -- Adobe Systems Inc. is facing patent infringement, fraud and violation of licensing agreement allegations from a software company that claims the technology giant stole its idea for a collaborative document-editing application.

Adobe used what it learned from partnership negotiations with New York-based Rosebud LMS Inc. to invent Collaborate Live, a program that runs on Adobe Acrobat 9.0 and infringes U.S. Patent Number 7,454,760, according to an 18-page complaint lodged Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

According to the complaint, the defendant...
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