SAN JOSE – A San Jose
corporation and its subsidiary is accused of using a Mountain View
corporation's software without obtaining a license.
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.
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
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