Compuware, IBM Settle Lawsuit

 
 
By Paula Musich  |  Posted 2005-03-28 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Compuware and IBM last week announced a settlement to their intellectual property and antitrust litigation.

Compuware and IBM last week announced a settlement to their intellectual property and antitrust litigation that calls for IBM to license $140 million in Compuware software and buy $260 million worth of Compuware professional services over the next four years.

The agreement, which brings to an end a federal trial that began in early February, also calls for the two to share technical information to ensure interoperability of IBM and Compuware S/390 software. Both vendors entered a cross-licensing agreement over patents related to both of their businesses.

Compuware brought the suit in early 2002, accusing IBM of illegally copying code from its profitable mainframe-based File-Aid and Abend-Aid programs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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