Covance Says It Doesn't Owe $22M In Software License Fees

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT) -- Claiming breach of contract and fraud, drug development services company Covance Inc. sued Attachmate Corp. in New Jersey on Monday seeking a ruling that it doesn't owe the software company $22 million in license fees, interest and maintenance charges.

Attachmate claims that West Windsor, N.J.-based Covance had tens of thousands of unlicensed deployments of its software on its computers following a 2011 audit, according to the declaratory judgment action in federal court.

But Covance contends that its use of the software is being grossly overstated, that...
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