Judge Upholds Jury Verdict Vs. American University In IP Dispute

Law360, New York (March 7, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A trial judge has upheld a $1.6 million jury verdict against American University in a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging that the university had misappropriated his copyrighted internship program for Native American students.

Last September, a D.C. Superior Court jury, after an eight-day trial and less than eight hours of deliberation, found that the university had coerced David C. Harrison, the program's developer and first director, into resigning, and had continued to use Harrison's proprietary materials.

The university’s actions defied an employment agreement that...
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