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Federal Antitrust Agencies Focus on Software Industry

April 1991 When Ronald Reagan took office in January 1981, the “golden era” of antitrust enforcement came to an abrupt end, and prosecutions by the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department …

Lotus Prevails in Protecting its 1-2-3 User Interface

July 1990 As predicted in our January 1990 issue, a federal district court judge in Massachusetts ruled that the user interface of Paperback Software’s spreadsheet program, “VP-Planner,” infringed Lotus’ copyright in …

New Markets for Unregistered Stock

July 1990 Recent actions of the Securities and Exchange Commission will make stock issued in private placements more marketable, stimulating capital formation and creating a new market in unregistered stock among …

Arbitration in International Computer Contracts

Attorneys who prepare international agreements face problems regarding resolutions of disputes which are not encountered in transactions confined to one country. When contemplating the prospect of disputes arising from a …

Reverse Engineering Software: Is It Safe?

April 1990 One of the most controversial computer-related issues that has been debated as the European Economic Community struggles toward the 1992 Initiative is whether the act of decompiling or disassembling …

Software Copyright Litigation: The Year in Review

January 1990 1989 saw more computer software copyright suits filed and court decisions issued than in any previous year. Here is a review of some of the most significant developments of …