Successful Defense of Cendant and Avis in Copyright Case

Overcoming significant adverse rulings, Haynes and Boone lawyers won a copyright infringement lawsuit in which the plaintiff sought more than $90 million in damages from Cendant Corporation and Avis Holdings, stating that the Cendant and Avis had benefited from use of a software program he had created prior to beginning employment with the company. The court found that the plaintiff had actually created the program while working for the client, that no infringement took place and no damages would be awarded. (Wood v. Cendant Corporation and Avis Holdings Group, Inc., 2006 WL 2045839 (N.D. Okla.).

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