Lane Powell Obtains Complete Dismissal in International Copyright Case
Lane Powell client, Celcom Arixta Berhad, the largest cellular phone company in Malaysia, obtained a complete victory against claims brought by Seattle-based software company Attachmate Corporation. Attachmate had sued Celcom for copyright infringement and breach of contract arising out of the alleged over-installation of software. Attachmate sought damages of more than $5 million. Through Lane Powell attorneys Tiffany Scott and Ken Davis, Celcom moved to dismiss the complaint based on copyright doctrines of extraterritoriality and preemption, as well as personal jurisdiction. On November 22, Judge Ricardo Martinez granted Celcom’s motion in its entirety. Celcom will now petition the court for an award of its attorneys’ fees.