R.W. Beck, Inc. v. E3 Consulting, LLC, No. 08-1344
In a copyright infringement action based on Defendant's alleged copying of Plaintiff's independent-engineer reports, summary judgment for Defendant is affirmed in part, where Plaintiff's state-law claims were preempted by the Copyright Act; but reversed in part, where Plaintiff created genuine disputes of material fact by presenting evidence that: 1) Plaintiff did not take the language in its copyrighted reports from a third-party report; and 2) the copyrighted reports derived their language from earlier, nonpublic reports prepared by Plaintiff.
Read R.W. Beck, Inc. v. E3 Consulting, LLC, No. 08-1344
Filed August 14, 2009
Opinion by Judge Hartz
Natalie Hanlon-Leh, Faegre & Benson LLP, Denver, CO
Mary V. Sooter, Faegre & Benson LLP, Denver, CO
Benjamin B. Lieb, Sheridan Ross P.C., Denver, CO
Ian R. Walsworth, Sheridan Ross P.C., Denver, CO
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