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Autodesk and ASSIMILATE agree to settle pending lawsuit.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-December 3, 2010-Autodesk and ASSIMILATE agree to settle pending lawsuit(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

3D design, engineering and entertainment software company Autodesk Inc (Nasdaq:ADSK) and digital cinema technologies developer ASSIMILATE Inc have announced an agreement to settle a pending lawsuit for copyright infringement brought by Autodesk's subsidiary, Autodesk Canada Co, against ASSIMILATE.

The financial terms of the settlement were not revealed.

According to the company, the lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the District of Delaware, was based on Autodesk Canada's purchase of the intellectual property, including copyright interests, in a software program Cyborg from an English company 5D Solutions Ltd. The software provided digital compositing, colour correction and other editing and art functions for the post production and visual effects industry.

The lawsuit alleged that ASSIMILATE's software program, SCRATCH, infringed Autodesk Canada's copyright in Cyborg.

Under the settlement, ASSIMILATE acknowledges that it used code and design elements from Cyborg in its SCRATCH product and apologises for such use. Pursuant to the agreement, ASSIMILATE has received a perpetual license back from Autodesk Canada for use of that code and those design elements and a release for any past use of that code and those design elements.

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