SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco resident and business are seeking declaratory judgment in regards to a copyright dispute.
Beautiful Slides Inc. and Mitch Grasso filed a complaint on March 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against May Allen seeking declaratory judgment.
According to the complaint, Grasso developed the software code for a working prototype of the Beautiful Slides software and that Allen had assisted him with a marketing strategy for it. In October 2016, the suit states that Allen's counsel contacted Grasso over copyright infringement claims regarding the software. The plaintiff seeks declaratory judgment regarding the matter.
The plaintiffs seek declare that the plaintiff does not infringe any copyright, declare that creation of works based on the software does not constitute a conversion of the defendant's property, declare that the plaintiff did not constitute a fraud, and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by William J. Frimel of Seubert French Frimel & Warner LLP in Menlo Park.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 4:17-cv-01091-KAW