DisputeSoft was engaged by Science and Engineering Services, LLC (SES) in the matter of Michael Mohr v. Science and Engineering Services, LLC, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Case No. 5:14-cv-00045.
Michael Mohr brought a copyright infringement claim against SES with regard to the Aviation Maintenance Inventory Program (AMIP), software that tracks the parts of disassembled helicopters. Mohr received a copyright for AMIP in early 2010, after beginning employment with SES, but failed to deposit the full source code for AMIP with the U.S. Copyright Office. In 2013, Mohr resigned from SES and brought suit, alleging that SES had exceeded the scope of the software license, violated the copyright, and created a hostile work environment. SES argued that Mohr did not own a valid copyright to AMIP because the program was a “work made for hire.”