4 Reasons Software Copyright Lawsuits Are On The Rise

By Hugh Marbury and Armeen Mistry (December 13, 2019, 5:05 PM EST) -- Proprietary software can be one of the most valuable assets that technology companies have, and protecting that intellectual property should be a priority. Given the more limited protection that patents offer in this space, companies are increasingly turning to the Copyright Act to protect their rights.

This could lead to a serious shift in the IP litigation landscape and may create increased opportunities — and pitfalls — for technology companies seeking to protect their most important assets.

There are four factors technology companies should consider before pursuing copyright litigation to protect their software.

First, the ease and cost of registering a...

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