SAN JOSE – A San Jose corporation and its subsidiary is accused of using a Mountain View corporation's software without obtaining a license.
Synopsis Inc. filed a complaint on Feb. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division against Ubiquiti Networks Inc., Ubiquiti Networks International Limited, Ching-Han Tsai and Does 1-20 alleging violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff develops software applications for the semiconductor industry. The plaintiff alleges that the defendants have used, without authorization, counterfeit keys obtained through hacker websites to circumvent plaintiff's License Key system to access and use plaintiff’s Electronic Design Automation software without a valid license or appropriate license fees.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, statutory and/or actual damages for every violation, interest, costs, attorneys' fees, accounting of all gains, profits, cost savings and advantages, and further relief which the court deems just. It is represented by Denise M. Mingrone and Robert L. Uriarte of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in Menlo Park.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division Case number 5:17-cv-00561