Max software is suing computer hardware maker Dell over the use of its computer vision software.
The company, which has sold its computer modeling software for decades to companies like Dell and Dell’s own PC division, is suing the makers of a software called Lojack for allegedly violating its copyright and patent laws.
According to the lawsuit, Dell’s use of Lojack violated the software’s copyrights and patents and “violated the public’s right to privacy.”
Dell’s lawsuit claims that Dell violated two provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
The complaint also claims that Lojack violates Dell’s copyright and patent agreements.
Dell said in a statement that it was “deeply disappointed” with the complaint and “will vigorously defend against the allegations.”
Dock’s lawyers, meanwhile, argue that Dell has “no right to sue” Lojack.
“We believe that there are no valid grounds to pursue any claim of infringement,” they said.
“Lojack was developed by a small team of people working at the company’s request and was intended to provide a simple and easy-to-use solution for companies to take advantage of the power of cloud computing and compute power in their own data centers.”
The software is used by many companies, including Dell, to help automate the process of designing, building, and testing computer hardware.
In January, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a complaint against Dell alleging that the company used the software to create a “falsely advertised” security feature.
The EFF alleged that Dell used Lojack to “facilitate the creation of a malicious and malicious-looking piece of software” that was “a ‘copycat’ of the popular Dell Desktop Application Toolkit.”
In response, Dell said that it did not have the right to block users from using the software, which it said was a part of the company “core business process.”
“We are disappointed that Dell is suing us over this software, as we have never had a single complaint from customers about it,” said Joe McNamee, a senior director of product marketing for Dell.
“However, as a company with an entire team of software engineers who work hard to ensure that our software is designed and tested to be secure, we have every right to demand that Dell stop using this software.”
“Lojack has been used by hundreds of companies and organizations, and we’ve worked with thousands of companies, to develop applications that are easy to use and make their data centers more efficient,” said McNamees team.
“We believe in our software and in our customers and will continue to fight this type of infringement.”
Doll declined to comment on the lawsuit.