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Apple Computer, Inc. v. Franklin Computer Corp.
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
714 F.2d 1240 (1983)
Franklin Computer Corporation (Franklin) (defendant) sold a personal computer, the ACE 100, that was intended to be compatible with all software and equipment designed for use with the Apple II computer. To ensure functionality for all products, Franklin purposely copied Apple Computer, Incorporated’s (Apple) (plaintiff) operating system programs. Apple sued Franklin for copyright infringement and filed a motion for a preliminary injunction. The district court denied Apple’s motion, and Apple appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Sloviter, J.)
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