AutoCAD OK For EBay Resale Despite Copyright: Judge

Law360, New York (May 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge sent shock waves through the software design community last week, denying summary judgment to Autodesk Inc., the maker of the blockbuster design software AutoCAD, which claimed its copyrights prohibit the resale of its products on eBay.

Judge Richard A. Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington refused Autodesk's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Timothy S. Vernor, who seeks protection from Autodesk's copyright claims when he sells their product on the Internet auction site.

Judge Jones' decision is...
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Case Information

Case Title

Vernor v. Autodesk Inc et al

Case Number



Washington Western

Nature of Suit

Fraud or Truth-In-Lending


Richard A Jones

Date Filed

August 1, 2007

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