SAN FRANCISCO — Two companies have jointly filed suit against three others for alleged copyright infringement of their ticket management system.
Caracal Enterprises LLC and Caracal Consulting Inc. filed a complaint Sept. 1 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, against Robert Suranyi, Robert Suranyi Systems Support and Passport Inc., alleging that they reproduced the plaintiffs' copyrighted software without permission.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in 2015, Caracal Enterprises LLC and Caracal Consulting Inc. suffered damages from having their software copied and used to directly compete with their business. The plaintiffs hold Robert Suranyi, Robert Suranyi Systems Support and Passport Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly knew that the TicketManager Software belonged to the plaintiffs, but continued to use the software for their own benefit.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages, an injunction against the defendant, punitive damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Edward A. Pennington, John P. Pennington and Jennifer L. Feldman of Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP in Washington, D.C., and Brian E. Mitchell and Marcel F. De Armas of Mitchell + Co. in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, case number 4:16-cv-05073-DMR