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Plaintiff Synopsys, the fifteenth largest software company in the world, offers a suite of software solutions for designing and testing computer processor chips. The software is made available by Plaintiff only under the terms of their limited license. Defendants, residents of Oregon, have allegedly “used counterfeit keys obtained through hacker websites” to access and use Plaintiff’s software in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Synopsys Inc. v. Chiyeu Yeu Chao et al

Court Case Number: 3:15-cv-01953
File Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Plaintiff: Synopsys Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Brenna K. Legaard of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Kristin S. Cornuelle of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Defendant: Chiyeu Yeu Chao, Jongru Ru Guo, Paul Hua, Hao Shang, Does 1-10
Cause: Violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Michael W. Mosman