Venue fail: court ignores coder’s expert evidence

18-01-2022

Myra Sae-Heng

Venue fail: court ignores coder’s expert evidence

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A dispute over a software developer’s copyright showed the importance of understanding the IP Enterprise Court’s rules, explains Myra Sae-Heng of EIP.

The England and Wales Court of Appeal has upheld the first instance judgment in Penhallurick v MD5 Limited and agreed that MD5 Limited (MD5) still owns the copyright of the works in this dispute; and dismissed Michael Penhallurick’s (MP) appeal.

The Court of Appeal also offered guidance concerning the use of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) for future cases.

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EIP, software developer, England and Wales Court of Appeal, IPEC, copyright infringement, SMEs, IP disputes

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