Defendants are alleged to have advertised, marketed, installed, offered and distributed unauthorized copies of Microsoft software after Microsoft warned them of the consequences, infringing Microsoft’s copyrights and trademarks.
Microsoft Corporation v. Mister HardDrive et al
Court Case Number: 4:13-cv-00079-TWP-WGH File Date: Thursday, June 06, 2013 Plaintiff: Microsoft Corporation Plaintiff Counsel: James Dimos of Frost Brown Todd LLC Defendant: Mister Harddrive, Mister HardDrive Wipe and Restore, Mark Cady Cause: Copyright Infringement, Trademark Infringement, False Designation of Origin, False Description and Representation, Common Law Unfair Competition, For Imposition of a Constructive Trust Upon Illegal Profits, Accounting Court: Southern District of Indiana Judge: Judge Tanya Walton Pratt Referred To: Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann, Jr
Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-00882-WTL-TAB File Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013 Plaintiff: Carol L. Sissom Plaintiff Counsel: Maria Matters of Maria Matters at Law Defendant: Robert L. Snow, Berkley Publishing Group, Penguin Group (USA) Inc., Barnes and Nobel Booksellers, Inc., Amazon, Inc. Cause: Copyright Infringement, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Defamation Court: Southern District of Indiana Judge: Judge William T. Lawrence Referred To: Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker
Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-00166-PPS-RBC File Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Plaintiff: Malibu Media LLC Plaintiff Counsel: Paul J. Nicoletti of Nicoletti & Associates PLLC Defendant: John Doe 12 Cause: Copyright Infringement Court: Northern District of Indiana Judge: Chief Judge Philip P. Simon Referred To: Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey
Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-00164-PPS-RBC File Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Plaintiff: Malibu Media LLC Plaintiff Counsel: Paul J. Nicoletti of Nicoletti & Associates PLLC Defendant: John Doe 5 Cause: Copyright Infringement Court: Northern District of Indiana Judge: Judge Robert J. Jonker
Chief Judge Philip P. Simon Referred To: Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey
Master Cutlery, Inc. v. Pacific Solution Marketing, Inc.
Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-00819-JMS-DML File Date: Friday, May 17, 2013 Plaintiff: Master Cutlery, Inc. Plaintiff Counsel: Darlene R. Seymour Attorney at Law Defendant: Pacific Solution Marketing, Inc. Cause: Trademark Infringement, Copyright Infringement, Trademark Dilution, False Designation of Origin or Sponsorship, False Advertising, Trade Dress Infringement, Common Law Copyright Infringement, Common Law Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition, Theft, Counterfeiting Court: Southern District of Indiana Judge: Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson Referred To: Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch
Here’s another case involving misappropriated architectural drawings. Home builders, you should know by now that architectural drawings are protected by copyright law. If there’s a floor plan you really like, just pay for it! The price is beans (approx. $700-1500) against the cost of building a home.
Keystone Management Systems Inc. et al v. William Clyde Moore Jr. et al
The case involves Tyler Perry’s new movie, Temptation. Plaintiff, an Indiana resident, alleges to have written a very similar screenplay that he gave to “an associate of Oprah Winfrey” a couple years ago to give to Perry. Plaintiff received no further contact regarding the script and learned of the similarities when Perry’s movie was promoted in early 2013. Plaintiff now seeks remuneration via a copyright infringement lawsuit.
Temptation involves “[a]n explosive romance about the seductive dangers of the forbidden, this film tells the provocative and sensual story of Judith, an ambitious married woman whose obsessive passion for a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, danger and a choice that will forever alter the course of her life.”