Business Objects Broke Employee Contract: Federal Circuit

Law360, New York (November 18, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Business software maker MicroStrategy Inc. has garnered a partial victory in its ongoing battle against rival Business Objects SA, with the Federal Circuit reversing a lower court’s ruling that had tossed out MicroStrategy’s employment agreement over intellectual property.

In October 2001, France-based Business Objects SA sued MicroStrategy for patent infringement in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The following month, MicroStrategy countersued Business Objects and its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary Business Objects Americas Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District...
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