The Plaintiff in this action, Quest Software, Inc., is a California-based software company that “develops and supports software used by database professionals for cloud management, security, workforce mobility and data-driven insight.”
A January 2017 audit revealed that one of its customers, Oregon-based shoe and apparel giant Nike, had deployed Plaintiff’s software in excess of the scope allowed by the parties’ SLA. The Complaint also alleges that Nike “had used pirated keys to bypass the Quest License Key System.”
Per the Complaint (below), when confronted by Plaintiff about the unauthorized uses, Nike refused to purchase additional licenses, hence this lawsuit.
Quest Software, Inc. v. Nike Inc.
Court Case Number: 3:18-cv-00721-BR
File Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Plaintiff: Quest Software, Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Thomas A. Lerner, Theresa H. Wang, Bradford J. Axel of Stokes Lawrence, P.S.
Defendant: Nike, Inc.
Causes: Breach of Contract, Copyright Infringement, Violation of Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Anna J. Brown