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Case: Copyrights & Trade Secrets/Pleadings (N.D. Cal.)

July 28, 2020, 6:09 PM

A federal district court in California granted Facebook Inc. and Princeton University’s motions to dismiss UAB Planner 5D’s amended copyright claims, but denied its motion to dismiss Planner 5D’s amended trade secrets misappropriation claims. Planner 5D operates a home design website that allows users to create virtual interior design scenes using a library of virtual objects to populate the scenes, and it claims that it owns copyrights in these three-dimensional objects and scenes, and in their compilation, as well as trade secrets in the underlying data files of these objects and scenes. According to Planner 5D, Princeton University downloaded its ...