Siemens PLM accuses defendants of copyright infringement by using software such as BitTorrent and the internet to obtain their PLM software such as, Femap, Solid Edge, NX, or FloTHERM, without paying the appropriate licensing fee. Their PLM software allows companies to manage the lifecycle of a product and relates to product design, CAD tools, and the designing of pieces to fit together into assemblies.
The Siemens PLM lawsuit is one of many copyright infringement cases we see, which are sometimes called “copyright troll” lawsuits or BitTorrent lawsuits. BitTorrent is a common software people use to illegally download items online.
Many cases can be resolved through an attorney by negotiation for a small business or individual license fee. Most of these lawsuits are filed in Texas federal court, but notices can be sent all over the country. We can represent clients nationwide as this is a federal case.