No right to payment for educator who allegedly shared the idea with Wozniak.
Tech entrepreneur and personal computing pioneer Steve Wozniak will not have to compensate a business school professor who allegedly gave him the idea for an online tech university, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held. The court, in an unpublished decision, also found that the professor’s state law claim was preempted and that the district court properly imposed attorney fees after a federal jury rejected his copyright infringement claim (Reilly v. Wozniak, January 10, 2023, Collins, D.).
Case date: 10 January 2023
Case number: Nos. 21-16140 & 21-17047
Court: United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.