Oklahoma Copyright Law

SAS Institute, Inc. v. World Programming Limited

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse

SAS Institute (SAS) and World Programming Limited (WPL) are competitors in the market for statistical analysis software. SAS alleges that WPL breached a license agreement for SAS software and violated copyrights on that software. We agree with the district court that the contractual terms at issue are unambiguous and that SAS has shown that WPL violated those terms. We thus affirm the district cou... More...   $0 (10-24-2017 - OK)

William R. and Susan M. Knoderer v. State Farm Lloyds, Penni Perkins and Tom Roberts

In this case, both sides—William R. Knoderer and wife, Susan M. Knoderer, as plaintiffs (collectively, the Knoderers), and State Farm Lloyds, Penni Perkins, and Tom Roberts, as defendants (collectively, State Farm)—have gone to remarkable lengths in fighting an insurance dispute over a house flooded by a leak in its plumbing system. The record reveals voluminous discovery, the substantial use ... More...   $0 (09-19-2014 - OK)

P. David Newsome, Jr. v. William Gallacher

This case requires us to answer a classic personal jurisdiction question— who was injured, and where? The answer to that question will determine whether the representative of a Canadian-owned Delaware corporation operating exclusively in Oklahoma may sue the corporation’s Canadian officers and directors in Oklahoma.

To bring a suit, the plaintiff must show the defendants are subject to ... More...
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Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Kathleen Sebelius

This case requires us to determine whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Free Exercise Clause protect the plaintiffs—two companies and their owners who run their businesses to reflect their religious values. The companies are Hobby Lobby, a craft store chain, and Mardel, a Christian bookstore chain. Their owners, the Greens, run both companies as closely held family businesses an... More...   $0 (06-27-2013 - OK)

Navico, Inc. v. Garmin International, Inc.

Navico, Inc. sued Garmin International, Inc., Aaron Coleman, Jason Detring, Jeffrey Hanoch, John Matson, Kevin Brown and Lance Lybarger claiming:

1. Navico is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in Tulsa County.

2. Defendant Garmin International, Inc. (“Garmin”) is a Kansas corporation with its principal place of business in Olathe, Kansas.

3.... More...
   $1 (02-15-2013 - OK)

Navico, Inc. v. Garmin International, Inc.

Plaintiff, Navico, Inc., (“Navico”) for its causes of action against Defendants, Garmin International, Inc., Aaron Coleman, Jason Detring, Jeffrey Hanoch, John Matson, Kevin Brown, and Lance Lybarger states an alleges as follows:


1. Navico is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in Tulsa County.

2. Defendant Gar... More...
   $0 (06-14-2012 - OK)

State ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Association v. James T. Robinson

¶1Complainant, Oklahoma Bar Association, filed its Application for Order Approving Resignation on October 22, 2010, asking this court to enter an order approving the Resignation Pending Disciplinary Proceedings of James T. Robinson, pursuant to Rule 8.2, Rules Governing Disciplinary Proceedings ("RGDP") 5 O.S. 2001, Ch. 1, App. 1-A. Complainant states Respondent's Resignation Pending Disciplinary... More...   $0 (11-15-2010 - OK)

Steve Crutchfield v. Marine Power Engine, Tige Boats, Inc. and Marine Power Holding, LLC

¶1 The first impression issue presented is whether Marine Power Holding, L.L.C. (MP Holding), a successor company once-removed from Marine Power Engine, Inc. (MP Engine), is liable for a judgment taken against MP Engine. As a general rule, when one company sells or otherwise transfers all its assets to another company, the successor is not liable for the debts and liabilities of the seller. There... More...   $0 (05-05-2009 - OK)

John S. Southern v. Gary K. Cunningham

John Southern sued Gary Cunningham on a copyright violation theory claiming that Defendant wrongful used five photographs taken by Plaintiff on a website.

The defenses, if any, asserted by Defendant are not available.... More...   $4750 (06-27-2008 - OK)

Travelers Indemnity Company v. Accurate Autobody, Inc. and Nathan Joel Hostetler

In this declaratory-judgment action, the parties cross-appeal the district court's determination of their respective rights and obligations under a general liability insurance policy. None of the parties thought it necessary, however, to include that policy in the record on appeal. Collectively they have informed us of only four words from the policy--"used in connection with." A party who seek... More...   $0 (08-20-2003 - OK)

Michael Foundation, Inc. v. Urantia Foundation, Defendant-Third-Party Plaintiff-Appellant v. Harry McMullan, III, Third-Party Defendant-Appellee

Urantia Foundation is a charitable trust formed under Illinois law. Michael Foundation is a non-profit corporation organized under Oklahoma law. This appeal arises out of the parties' dispute as to the present validity of Urantia Foundation's copyright in The Urantia Book, a document comprising the scriptural basis for the Urantia movement. The history of the composition of The Urantia Book, or su... More...   $0 (03-11-2003 - OK)

IDG, Inc. and R. Brent Johnson v. Continental Casualty Company, et al.

In the 1990s, plaintiffs-appellants IDG, Inc. and R. Brent Johnson, the majority stockholder and executive officer of IDG (together, "IDG"), purchased commercial insurance policies from defendants-appellees Continental Casual Company, Transportation Insurance Company and Valley Forge Insurance Company (collectively, "CNA"). Among other things, these policies provided liability and defense coverage... More...   $0 (12-27-2001 - OK)

Michael Foundation, Inc. v. Urantia Foundation, Inc.

Copyright Infringement Claim - 17 U.S.C. 101 - Michael Foundation sought declaratroy judgment that Urantia Foundation's copyright was invalid and Urantia counterclaimed for copyright infringement.

According to Defendant, "The Urantia Book", first published by the Urantia Foundation in 1955, was authored by celestial beings as a special revelation to our planet, Urantia. ... More...   $0 (06-22-2001 - OK)

Microsoft Corporation v. Gorilla Systems, Inc.

Copyright Infringement - 28 U.S.C. 1338 - Microsoft alleged that Gorilla Systems, Inc. of Tulsa, Oklahoma unlawfully distributed counterfeit components of Mircosoft's copyrighted software. ... More...   $0 (12-06-2000 - OK)

Los Pericos, Inc. v. Nino's Mexican Restaurant

Copyright Infringement - 17 U.S.C. 101 - Lanham Act claims of unfair competition based on trademark infringement & based on flase representations.... More...   $750 (03-31-1998 - OK)

Motorola, Inc. v. Gass, et al

Copyright Infringement - Copyright, TX 3-611-297, TX 3-611-298, TX 3-432-605, TX 3-432-606, TX 3-425-144, TX-3-436-309, TX 3-639-012, TX 3-632-771, TX 3-545-723, TX 3-632-771, and TRADEMARK No's 1,674,103, 887,046, 1,365,383, 1,680,185, 1,671,037 and 847,770. Plaintiff claimed that Larry N. Gass, Jon David Astacio, Tulsa Security Patrol and Action Helicopters infringed Motorol... More...   $0 (01-16-1998 - OK)

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