Dolby Sues Adobe Over Alleged Licensing Noncompliance

Law360 (March 12, 2018, 8:50 PM EDT) -- Sound technology company Dolby Laboratories accused Adobe Systems of refusing to comply with audits Dolby claims are required under an audio system licensing agreement in a copyright and contract suit filed in California federal court Monday.

Dolby says it allows its partners to self-report its sales of products that contain Dolby technology but, because its technologies are so widely adopted, it occasionally needs to rely on third-party audits to ensure that its being fairly compensated. Dolby claims that Adobe's refusal to honor its audit request, which Dolby says has been outstanding since 2015, is not only hypocritical but also a breach...

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