Randall S. Newton, AECnews.com, has extensive coverage of the recent Autodesk legal action against the Open Design Alliance (ODA). If you use, manage or make an application that creates dwg, Autodesk or ODA based, this is a story worth following as the implications could be significant.
Autodesk Sues Open Design Alliance for Trademark Infringement
Autodesk has filed suit against the Open Design Alliance in US District Court in Seattle alleging trademark infringement. The complaint is based on the ODA’s implementation of its DWGdirect software libraries that read and write the AutoCAD 2007 DWG format….
Autodesk Statement Regarding Lawsuit Against Open Design Alliance
Today Autodesk issued the following statement, in response to the AECnews report earlier today…
Text of Autodesk Complaint Against ODA in AECnews Gallery
A scanned copy of the original complaint filed in US District Court by Autodesk against the Open Design Alliance is now available in the AECnews Gallery.