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SCO Group, Inc. v. Novell, Inc., No. 08-4217

By FindLaw Staff on August 24, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In an action for slander of title regarding statements made by defendant about its alleged ownership of certain software copyrights, summary judgment for defendant is reversed where: 1) the parties' agreement satisfied the Copyright Act's writing requirement; and 2) the admissible evidence concerning the ambiguous contract language regarding copyright ownership was not so one-sided as to warrant summary judgment.

Read SCO Group, Inc. v. Novell, Inc., No. 08-4217

Appellate Information

Filed August 24, 2009


Opinion by Judge McConnell


For Appellant:

Stuart Singer, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Devan V. Padmanabhan, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Minneapolis, MN

For Appellee:

Michael Jacobs, Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA

George C. Harris, Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA

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