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Software decision shows what can happen between judgment and appeal

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 8:44 AM | By Daniel Urbas

Quebec’s Appeal Court has provided a concise primer in Druide Informatique inc. v. Éditions Québec Amérique inc., 2017 QCCA 2060 on “what happens to your trial judgment pending appeal.”

The case involved Druide, a developer and marketer of software which edited written texts, and Amérique, a developer of a thematic illustrated dictionary available in software form. For years, the two collaborated by making Amérique’s software available with Druide’s. A dispute eventually arose over whether Druide had an implicit, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty free licence of an unlimited...