In 2014, DisputeSoft was engaged as a software intellectual property expert by WestEd in the matter of Douglas James Weihnacht, individually and dba Schematic Media v. WestEd, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No. 5:14-cv-01564-BLF.
Plaintiff asserted a copyright infringement claim in WestEd’s audiovisual work titled, “Voyage to the Galapagos,” an educational Flash application designed to aide students in learning about Darwin’s theory of evolution. Plaintiff had registered a copyright in a previous audiovisual work of the same title in 2002. The accused work, which was derived in part on the registered work under a license agreement, also included two separate software modules for which Plaintiff had not contributed any expressive content.