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3M Sues IBM in Contract Spat Over Health-Care Software (1)

Feb. 10, 2020, 9:41 PM

3M Co. sued International Business Machines Corp., claiming it improperly withheld millions of dollars in royalty payments on software that helps analyze health-care use and costs.

In the suit, filed under seal Jan. 31 in federal court in Manhattan and made public in redacted form Friday, 3M’s Health Information Systems division accused IBM and its Truven Health Analytics unit of “secretly” using 3M software to produce data for sale to clients, violating a licensing agreement only covering internal use.

3M claims copyright-infringement and contract breaches, and says it’s entitled to unspecified millions of dollars in licensing fees.

IBM denied...

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