Software contract – The Bear Byte http://thebearbyte.com/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 10:26:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://thebearbyte.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-5-120x120.png Software contract – The Bear Byte http://thebearbyte.com/ 32 32 DoD awards $ 500 million software contract to C3 AI for modeling and simulation – MeriTalk https://thebearbyte.com/dod-awards-500-million-software-contract-to-c3-ai-for-modeling-and-simulation-meritalk/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 14:29:32 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/dod-awards-500-million-software-contract-to-c3-ai-for-modeling-and-simulation-meritalk/ The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded artificial intelligence (AI) application software company C3 AI a $ 500 million contract to provide products and services for modeling and simulation based on the ‘IA, C3 AI announced December 9. The DoD has granted C3 AI a five-year Product-to-Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) that is expected to result in […]]]>

The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded artificial intelligence (AI) application software company C3 AI a $ 500 million contract to provide products and services for modeling and simulation based on the ‘IA, C3 AI announced December 9.

The DoD has granted C3 AI a five-year Product-to-Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) that is expected to result in a faster acquisition of one of C3 AI’s enterprise AI products by one of the agencies making up the DoD, according to the press release.

“Accelerating DoD’s enterprise AI capabilities is vital to developing and deploying systems to counter increasingly powerful threats,” the statement said. “C3 AI software enables DoD to quickly address additional use cases and evolve AI applications in all branches of US DoD. “

According to C3 AI, the deal is expected to accelerate adoption of its C3 AI Suite and C3 AI Defense products which the company says are already in use in various DoD components such as Air Force, Space Command and Defense Information. Systems Agency. The company’s defense and intelligence products include features such as insider threat hunting, predictive AI maintenance, modeling and simulation, and more.

“The new agreement has DoD-wide scope, accelerating research projects in simulation and modeling and production deployments for operations and sustainment,” said Thomas M. Siebel, CEO of C3 AI, in the press release. “We are delighted to have been selected for these important initiatives and look forward to expanding our work and finding new ways to better serve the US Federal Government. “


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Mintra wins software contract with leading energy supplier https://thebearbyte.com/mintra-wins-software-contract-with-leading-energy-supplier/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:55:07 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/mintra-wins-software-contract-with-leading-energy-supplier/ Digital learning and human capital management software specialist Mintra has secured a NOK 1.76 million contract with a service provider for the energy industry. The contract includes the renewal and upgrade of the complete crew management system, OCS HR, as well as Mintra's learning and competence management system, Trainingportal. The contracts will generate recurring annual […]]]>
Digital learning and human capital management software specialist Mintra has
secured a NOK 1.76 million contract with a service provider for the energy
industry. The contract includes the renewal and upgrade of the complete crew
management system, OCS HR, as well as Mintra's learning and competence
management system, Trainingportal. The contracts will generate recurring annual
revenue of NOK 740,000.

Mintra chief commercial officer Kjetil Flood said: "We are delighted to have
secured this new contract, which sees us continue our long-standing association
with this client and adding new functionality as their requirements grow. The
second half of the year has, so far, seen confidence return and customers
increase mobilisation of global workforces. Mintra has a healthy sales pipeline
for the current quarter and this will deliver a strong and stable revenue base
as we move into 2022."

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For further information, please contact:
Kevin Short, CEO, tel +44 1224 651340
Torbjørn Blom-Hagen, CFO, tel +47 24 15 55 00

Notes 

Mintra is a leading provider of digital learning and human capital management
systems for safety-critical industries worldwide. Mintra develops and deploys
software solutions that enable its clients to develop and deploy their people,
readily demonstrate compliance and maximise operational efficiency. 

From its headquarters in Bergen and offices in Oslo, Stavanger, Aberdeen,
Cyprus, India and Singapore, Mintra serves the training, HR, payroll and
workforce management needs of organisations operating in the maritime and energy
sectors. 

Trainingportal - a learning and competency management system - provides an
online portfolio of over 2,300 courses to 1.5 million workers, while OCS HR crew
management system supports the operations of more than 1,800 vessels worldwide.
For further information, please visit www.mintra.com

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K2fly extends lucrative Glencore mining software contract https://thebearbyte.com/k2fly-extends-lucrative-glencore-mining-software-contract/ Wed, 10 Nov 2021 08:49:24 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/k2fly-extends-lucrative-glencore-mining-software-contract/ A mining-focused software-as-a-service provider, K2fly has extended a pre-existing contract for its “RCubed Resource & Reserves Solution” platform by three years with global mining giant Glencore Canada. The deal is expected to contribute A $ 443,000 in total contract value and A $ 130.00 in annual recurring revenue to K2fly coffers, with Glencore to use […]]]>

A mining-focused software-as-a-service provider, K2fly has extended a pre-existing contract for its “RCubed Resource & Reserves Solution” platform by three years with global mining giant Glencore Canada. The deal is expected to contribute A $ 443,000 in total contract value and A $ 130.00 in annual recurring revenue to K2fly coffers, with Glencore to use the proceeds for its global zinc operations at 56 locations in seven countries. .

To date, the contract with Glencore has been renewed annually since mid-2019. Under the new deal, the deal will now run until August 2024.

RCubed is a cloud-based platform for governance, compliance and reporting of mineral resources and reserves. This “drastically” reduces overhead and improves efficiency, according to K2fly.

The platform provides comprehensive audit trails and other required information for auditors, while complying with the reporting requirements of major stock markets such as the Australian Securities Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.

K2fly CEO Nic Pollock said:“The RCubed solution shows strong continuity with renewals of customer contracts and extension of contract terms, as demonstrated by Glencore Canada. Adoption in the mining industry allows us to provide this solution to 14 customers worldwide, many of which are Tier 1, on a number of mineral types and supporting multiple exchanges and reporting codes, including new NYSE SK-1300 requirements.

The acquisition of RCubed in May 2019 continues to show very successful customer growth and is now an integral part of our business model. Building on the success of RCubed Version 1, we have invested in the next generation of Version 2 which will make the solution more accessible to a wider audience and increase our product range.

K2fly operates under a software as a service, or “SaaS” business model that creates both one-off sales and annual recurring revenue streams – a key metric often used by software companies.

Using platform-based cloud services, the company’s product offerings cover nine “solution” areas focused on environmental, social and governance compliance, disclosure and technical assurance.

K2fly’s growth-oriented strategy targets global Level 1 and 2 miners with its assortment of clients including Rio Tinto, Newmont, Glencore, Newcrest, Fortescue and AngloGold Ashanti.

The company recently reported a record 79% annual recurring revenue growth in the September quarter of this year, compared to the corresponding quarter of 2020.

K2fly’s record revenue growth is driven by three new long-term contracts with mining heavyweights Alcoa, Newmont and Sibanye-Stillwater.

Annual recurring revenues for the first quarter of FY22 reached $ 4.06 million.

The total contract value in the September quarter increased 42% from the prior quarter to $ 14.02 million.

With a longer term deal now with Glencore and other contracts with major mining players also made, K2fly’s growth strategy for its software platforms appears to be right on the money.

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Mobilicom wins first cybersecurity software contract https://thebearbyte.com/mobilicom-wins-first-cybersecurity-software-contract/ Fri, 05 Nov 2021 14:45:03 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/mobilicom-wins-first-cybersecurity-software-contract/ • The Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) has entered into an initial contract of $ 270,000 for this suite for use in tactical drones and robotic platforms. • Mobilicom has developed an ICE cybersecurity suite which is an AI-based 360 ° software for drones, robotics and autonomous platforms that detects, prevents and responds to multiple […]]]>

• The Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) has entered into an initial contract of $ 270,000 for this suite for use in tactical drones and robotic platforms. • Mobilicom has developed an ICE cybersecurity suite which is an AI-based 360 ° software for drones, robotics and autonomous platforms that detects, prevents and responds to multiple cyber threats in real time without operator intervention. • Suppliers and manufacturers in government and industrial UxV drones and robotics segments are able to improve cybersecurity and performance levels for their end users. • ICE cybersecurity software offers new and existing Mobilicom customers the ability to protect their platforms with state-of-the-art integrated security.

November 04, 2021 – Mobilicom has secured the first sale of its AI-based 360 ° cybersecurity software to the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD), valued at $ 270,000.

Mobilicom’s Immunity Cybersecurity and Encryption (ICE) cybersecurity software will be integrated with its intelligent network solutions used in IMOD’s tactical drones and robotic platforms, providing autonomous protection against multiple cyber breaches and malicious attacks.

The multifaceted, multi-layered add-on software protects the platform, protects communication channels, and encrypts transmitted and collected data. It is the world’s first AI-based 360 ° software that can detect, prevent and respond to multiple drone or robot cyberattacks in real time without requiring operator intervention.

IMOD is a global leader and one of the most recognized organizations in the use of cybersecurity in its military and defense operations. As part of the contract, IMOD will carry out an extensive field implementation of Mobilicom’s cybersecurity software under various conditions. All future IMOD purchases of Mobilicom’s intelligent networking and data link hardware solutions will also include cybersecurity software.

Vendors and manufacturers in the rapidly expanding autonomous systems market can benefit in several ways by using ICE software protection in government and industrial UxV drone and robotics segment applications by providing end users with enhanced levels of cybersecurity and performance.

The ICE cybersecurity offering complements and integrates seamlessly with Mobilicom’s wide range of end-to-end intelligent solutions. ICE software offers new and existing customers the ability to protect their platforms with industry-leading, integrated security on an ongoing basis.

Mobilicom CEO Oren Elkayam said: “Our first cybersecurity sale contributes to important technical and business validation, enabling Mobilicom to provide assurance that ICE software meets the needs of globally respected drone and cybersecurity users. . IMOD is one of the first to adopt cutting edge technologies, Especially in the field of cybersecurity.The implementation of our computer software in all its range of tactical drones and robotic platforms constitutes an important validation market for the quality and innovation of our latest technology and our leadership in this area.
“Mobilicom’s unique software responds to the exponentially growing global demand for cybersecurity protection of drone and robotics platforms in defense applications, which are increasingly threatened by malicious threats. ICE cybersecurity software addresses critical security and safety challenges for operators, enabling them to autonomously prevent and respond to cyberattacks in real time. And as an add-on software license module, it can be easily integrated into smart solutions. existing Mobilicom systems that are already in drones and other platforms.

About Mobilicom
Mobilicom is an end-to-end provider of cybersecurity and intelligent solutions for drones, robotics and autonomous platforms. As a high-tech company, it designs, develops and delivers intelligent solutions targeting global manufacturers of drones, robotics and autonomous systems.
The company has patented technology and unique know-how for Mobile Mesh networking. It has a broad portfolio of marketed products proven in the field and used in a variety of applications.
Mobilicom has developed a global customer base with sales to major customers including corporations, governments and military departments. Mobilicom’s competitive advantages include exceptional safety capabilities and performance in harsh environmental conditions.
Mobilicom’s extensive portfolio of solutions has been deployed worldwide, with the company earning hardware revenue, software sales and license fees, and professional support services for its solutions.


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GMV wins state-of-the-art space debris software contract for German Space Agency – Reuters https://thebearbyte.com/gmv-wins-state-of-the-art-space-debris-software-contract-for-german-space-agency-reuters/ Thu, 04 Nov 2021 19:20:34 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/gmv-wins-state-of-the-art-space-debris-software-contract-for-german-space-agency-reuters/ This new project is part of the data processing activities within the EU SST under the responsibility of the German Space Agency. Its main objective is to develop, validate and integrate advanced algorithms for orbit propagation, orbit determination and data correlation aimed at achieving an overall capacity for improved catalog creation and maintenance, based on […]]]>

This new project is part of the data processing activities within the EU SST under the responsibility of the German Space Agency. Its main objective is to develop, validate and integrate advanced algorithms for orbit propagation, orbit determination and data correlation aimed at achieving an overall capacity for improved catalog creation and maintenance, based on experience and the capabilities of GMV in the field. This cataloging capability is one of the main responsibilities of DLR as part of the German contribution to the EU SST system. The German and Spanish branches of GMV will be involved in the activity, in collaboration with teams located in Munich, Darmstadt and Madrid. GMV runs EU OSH contracts in 5 countries (Spain, France, Germany, Poland and Romania) and has additional capacities and contracts in UK and Portugal in the OSH field. In total, over 70 GMV engineers work at GMV on SSA / OHS activities, making it the largest industry and SSA / OHS team in Europe.

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Global Hawk Maker Wins $ 40 Million Software Contract for Fleets in Japan, South Korea https://thebearbyte.com/global-hawk-maker-wins-40-million-software-contract-for-fleets-in-japan-south-korea/ Wed, 08 Sep 2021 04:35:01 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/global-hawk-maker-wins-40-million-software-contract-for-fleets-in-japan-south-korea/ An RQ-4B Global Hawk takes off for the first time from Palmdale, California, April 15, 2021. It is the first of three to be operated by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. (Northrop Grumman) The maker of the US military’s longest-range unmanned surveillance aircraft will receive nearly $ 40 million to develop software for the RQ-4 […]]]>

An RQ-4B Global Hawk takes off for the first time from Palmdale, California, April 15, 2021. It is the first of three to be operated by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. (Northrop Grumman)

The maker of the US military’s longest-range unmanned surveillance aircraft will receive nearly $ 40 million to develop software for the RQ-4 Global Hawks operated by Japan and South Korea.

The contract, awarded to San Diego-based Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, is worth $ 39.9 million for work on the two countries’ drones as part of the Foreign Military Sales program that the Defense Department has announced. September 1.

Northrop Grumman manufactures the planes, which have been in service with the Air Force since 2001.

The Foreign Military Sales program authorizes the sale of arms and services to other countries when the agreements strengthen the security of the United States and promote world peace.

South Korea has four Global Hawks that allegedly took off from Sacheon Air Base near the Port of Busan, according to a report released in October by Jane’s Defense Weekly.

The first of three Japan Air Self-Defense Force Global Hawks will operate from Misawa Air Force Base in the northeast of the country, on its maiden flight to California in April.

The Northrop Grumman agreement provides for the co-development, testing and integration of software for the Global Hawk fleets of U.S. allies, according to the DOD announcement.

The work, which is expected to be completed by July 31, 2023, will be carried out in San Diego with integration efforts in Misawa and Sacheon, the announcement said.

The Global Hawk flies at 60,000 feet and has line of sight to targets over 340 miles, according to Northrop Grumman.

The aircraft’s exact range of cameras and sensors is classified, but a Global Hawk flying near the Korean Demilitarized Zone, for example, could see well beyond the Yalu River which marks the border between North Korea and North Korea. China.

A single RQ-4 costs around $ 130 million, according to Reuters news agency, citing industry sources in 2019.

The Air Force has positioned its own Global Hawks in Misawa for several summers since 2014. Drones come to Japan to avoid typhoons at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. In recent years, including 2020, they have operated from Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo during the summer.

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An unexpected cost reduction tool for software contract negotiation management https://thebearbyte.com/an-unexpected-cost-reduction-tool-for-software-contract-negotiation-management/ Wed, 04 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/an-unexpected-cost-reduction-tool-for-software-contract-negotiation-management/ What do insider threat and data loss prevention (DLP) solutions have to do with software license agreement negotiations? A priori, nothing. But as we recently discovered, there is a connection – and not just that, it can lead to significant cost savings. One of the things that makes DTEX Systems solutions so effective for Insider […]]]>

What do insider threat and data loss prevention (DLP) solutions have to do with software license agreement negotiations?

A priori, nothing.

But as we recently discovered, there is a connection – and not just that, it can lead to significant cost savings.

One of the things that makes DTEX Systems solutions so effective for Insider Threat Detection and DLP it’s that they reveal – in great detail – who in your organization uses which software products on which devices. While this information is absolutely essential for insider threat detection and DLP, it is just as useful when it comes to negotiating commercial software license agreements. Instead of just rough estimates of usage, DTEX Systems can provide hard, verified data to justify the case, according to VicTrack, a customer of DTEX Systems.

VicTrack owns the majority of railway infrastructure in the state of Victoria, Australia. Keeping tight control over IT costs is a top priority for Bruce Moore, CIO of VicTrack, who is responsible for supporting the IT needs of VicTrack’s nearly 400 employees.

“We are able to analyze and compare our commercial contracts, licenses, etc., against actual usage,” Moore noted. “And that way, we have the data to feed into the trade negotiations to really get what we need out of the organization, by showing what is really going on. This is used to help us calculate, again, our total IT costs and improve our productivity by using our resources where they are really needed and not just where people think they are needed.

VicTrack is confident that its investment in DTEX systems protects the organization against internal threats and endpoint data loss. With this confidence, the business can focus on other IT issues that can increase costs and impact productivity.

With DTEX Systems, bad actors and commercial software vendors have found their match.

The post office An unexpected cost reduction tool for software contract negotiation management appeared first on Dtex Systems Inc.

*** This is a Syndicated Security Bloggers Network blog by Dtex Systems Inc written by Jonathan Daly. Read the original post on: https://www.dtexsystems.com/blog/an-unexpected-cost-saving-tool-for-software-contract-negotiation-management/


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Plant Optimization Leader Announces Procurement Software Contract https://thebearbyte.com/plant-optimization-leader-announces-procurement-software-contract/ Mon, 02 Aug 2021 17:31:00 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/plant-optimization-leader-announces-procurement-software-contract/ We are extremely proud of the growth and success of our Simplebid ™ platform. Tweet this The Simplebid ™ JOC platform was originally developed for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LADPW). Citing the need for greater oversight, transparency of project offerings, and cost control of the project, LADPW trusted the FOS team […]]]>

The Simplebid ™ JOC platform was originally developed for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LADPW). Citing the need for greater oversight, transparency of project offerings, and cost control of the project, LADPW trusted the FOS team to develop a new software solution. The result was Simplebid ™, helping LADPW manage a JOC program that goes beyond $ 250 million in annual construction volume. The people, processes and solution FOS provides are proven to work – today Simplebid ™ supports more than $ 30 million in JOC contracts for LADPW with several other agencies also choosing this solution for their JOC programs.

FOS is a supporting member of the Center for JOC Excellence, the designated non-profit association for JOC and related IDIQ contracting methods, which provides JOC training, resources and certification. FOS is committed to improving construction standards, training and certification to improve project delivery processes.

About CannonDesign’s FOS.
Facility Optimization Solutions LLC (known as FOS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of global architecture and engineering firm CannonDesign. FOS is a multidisciplinary professional services and software consulting company providing physical asset management, construction cost data and strategic planning solutions across the country. Founded in 2009 by Joe cassata, RA, NCARB, FOS provides solutions for facility managers and owners in all markets including government, higher education, PK-12 and healthcare. Last year, FOS was ranked # 1 worldwide for facilities management services by an EA company by World Architecture 100. To learn more, visit foscd.com or follow “FOS of CannonDesign” on LinkedIn.

For more information contact: Darra Kubera, FOS at CannonDesign
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Bankruptcy software contract lawsuit continues as court caps damages https://thebearbyte.com/bankruptcy-software-contract-lawsuit-continues-as-court-caps-damages/ Thu, 15 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/bankruptcy-software-contract-lawsuit-continues-as-court-caps-damages/ The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are improving this functionality as we continue to test and develop in beta. We appreciate comments, which you can provide using the comments tab on the right of the page. (Reuters) – A New York appeals […]]]>

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(Reuters) – A New York appeals court upheld MUFG Union Bank’s claim that Axos Bank falsely interfered with its deal with a bankrupt software company, but capped its potential payout well below of the $ 100 million it would have lost in profits.

A panel of four judges from the New York Appeals Division, First Department ruled Thursday that a trial judge correctly dismissed Axos ‘motion to dismiss MUFG’s claim for tortious interference in a contract, rejecting Axos’ argument that such a claim is prohibited because the contract was terminable at will.

The ruling stems from MUFG’s 2019 lawsuit accusing bankruptcy software provider Epiq Systems of violating a joint services agreement when it sold its Chapter 7 fiat software business to Axos in 2018.

MUFG attorney David Keyko of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Epiq attorney Zack Tripp of Weil Gotshal & Manges and Axos attorney Jeremy Deutsch of Cozen O’Connor did not immediately respond to requests for comment .

MUFG and Epiq had previously been parties to an agreement whereby they “would jointly promote their products and services to bankruptcy and insolvency professionals,” according to court documents. While Epiq provided the software for the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees, the bank provided banking and depository services. services.

MUFG alleged that Epiq and Axos devised a scheme to transfer the contract for services under the sale without his consent and in breach of the contract. The bank says the sale left it “without any Chapter 7 fiduciary banking activity” as Axos, which also provided custodian services, later terminated the deal and lured MUFG customers. MUFG said it had $ 500 million in deposits before the sale.

In September 2020, Justice Barry Ostrager of the New York State Supreme Court dismissed most of Epiq and Axos’ motions to dismiss the breach of contract claims. He also rejected Epiq’s request to cap potential damages at $ 20 million, saying the joint services agreement only caps damages at that figure if a jury finds a limited number of unintentional violations under certain clauses of the contract.

But the appeal panel ruled Thursday that damages should be capped at $ 5 million or $ 10 million, depending on the nature of the alleged violation, because MUFG has not shown that Epiq’s alleged violation was ” caused willfully “or by” gross negligence “as described in the contract.

“In this case, there is no evidence that Epiq violated the [agreement] intend to willfully inflict damage on MUFG; rather, the evidence is that Epiq sold its bankruptcy software business to Axos in order to promote its own economic interests, ”the panel wrote.

The panel was not persuaded by Axos’ argument that the joint services agreement could be terminated at will and therefore could not be the basis for a tort interference claim, arguing that MUFG’s claims do not relate to the termination, but to its alleged encouragement of Epiq to violate the Contracts.

Judges Dianne Renwick, Barbara Kapnick, Anil Singh and Tanya Kennedy were on the panel.

The case is MUFG Union Bank NA v Axos Bank et al., New York Supreme Court Appeals Division – First Department, No. 2020-03991.

For MUFG Union Bank: David Keyko of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

For Epiq: Zack Tripp from Weil Gotshal

For Axos: Jeremy Deutsch from Cozen O’Connor

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Oracle sues NEC over alleged software contract and copyright infringements https://thebearbyte.com/oracle-sues-nec-over-alleged-software-contract-and-copyright-infringements/ Fri, 09 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/oracle-sues-nec-over-alleged-software-contract-and-copyright-infringements/ Oracle offices in Burlington, MA, USA REUTERS / Brian Snyder Summary Law firms Related documents NEC’s use of database software in the identification system would have exceeded the license Oracle said it suffered more than $ 7 million in damages The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text […]]]>

Oracle offices in Burlington, MA, USA REUTERS / Brian Snyder

  • NEC’s use of database software in the identification system would have exceeded the license
  • Oracle said it suffered more than $ 7 million in damages

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(Reuters) – Oracle America has sued Japanese information technology company NEC Corp in California federal court for alleged copyright infringement by violating its popular database software license agreement. ‘Oracle.

NEC uses Oracle’s software in its biometric identification system in a way that goes beyond its license terms, causing Oracle to suffer more than $ 7 million in damages, the Thursday complaint noted.

Austin-based Oracle declined to comment on the complaint. Oracle attorneys Fred Norton and Bree Hann of the Norton law firm did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and neither did NEC.

The company’s Oracle database software – which it claims enables reliable and secure data storage, retrieval and modification – is one of the company’s flagship products and has become ” ‘most popular company in the world,’ according to the complaint.

Oracle said it licensed the software to NEC from 2004. NEC used the software in its Integra-ID 5, a biometric identification system that provides fingerprint, facial, voice and other matching capabilities. to the police.

During NEC’s 2019 audit, Oracle said it found “a lot of compliance issues” with its license. NEC allegedly distributed the software in excess of its rights, paid a license fee at a lower rate than it should have, modified the software without permission, and authorized the Ohio State Police to use it with unauthorized law enforcement software created by another company, among other things.

NEC has not responded to the audit findings despite several requests since October 2020, according to the complaint.

The case is Oracle America Inc. v. NEC Corp. of America, US District Court for the Northern District of California, No. 5: 21-cv-05270.

For Oracle: Fred Norton and Bree Hann of Norton Law Firm

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