Favorable Trial Verdict in Copyright and Trade Secrets Lawsuit
We obtained a favorable trial verdict for our client Synectic Software Solutions, Inc., software developer and maker of VendSys Vending Management System, in a copyright and trade secrets lawsuit brought by Gimme Vending, LLC. The case related to a failed business relationship concerning the attempted integration of Gimme's Bluetooth hardware with Synectic's handheld software. When Synectic successfully integrated with a competing Bluetooth device maker, Gimme filed suit alleging that Synectic copied its software. After an expedited trial on the merits completed less than a month after Gimme filed suit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts rejected Gimme’s claims of copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition and breach of the parties’ license agreement, and ruled that Gimme was not entitled to any monetary damages.