Archonix Services, LLC v. Key Power International (KPI)
Archonix Services alleged that one of its former employees, now a company executive at Key Power, had helped his new company to misappropriate the intellectual property for a computer-aided dispatch system. DisputeSoft used the abstraction-filtration-comparison (AFC) method to compare the system designed by Archonix to the system designed by Key Power.
The AFC test conducted by DisputeSoft supported the opinion that the only similarities between the two systems consisted of non-copyrightable material. With the goal of analyzing whether this intellectual property had been misappropriated, DisputeSoft compared the source code and system architecture designed by Archonix with that designed by Key Power. DisputeSoft’s experts also developed SQL and C# scripts to infer database structures that were not readily available, which helped to support the opinion that the two systems were not substantially similar.
Managing partner and software copyright infringement expert Jeff Parmet worked on this case.
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