Amicus Briefs

Sega Enterprises Ltd. v. Accolade, Inc. (9th Cir. 1992)

  • Representative CCIA members at time included: Amdahl, AT&T, and Fujitsu
  • Counsel: John Haven Chapman from Chapman, Moran, Hubbard Glazer & Zimmerman (Stamford, CT); Thomas N. White, Jr. (Santa Clara, CA)

Pulse Communications, Inc. v. DSC Communications Corp. (S.Ct. 1999)

  • Representative CCIA members at time included: AT&T, Fujitsu, Oracle, and Sun
  • Counsel: Edward J. Black from CCIA; Jonathan Band from Morrison & Foerster LLP as Counsel of Record

Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc. (6th Cir. 2003)

  • Representative CCIA members at time included: Fujitsu, Oracle, Sun, and Yahoo
  • Counsel: Edward J. Black and Jason M. Mahler from CCIA

The Chamberlain Group, Inc. v. Skylink Technologies, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2004)

  • Counsel: Jonathan Band and Matthew Schruers from Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Representative CCIA members at time included: Fujitsu, Oracle, Sun, and Yahoo

Joint CCIA-OSAIA (Open Source & Industry Alliance)

Davidson & Associates, Inc., et al. v. Internet Gateway, et al. (8th Cir. 2005)

  • Counsel: Jonathan Band and Matthew Schruers from Morrison & Foerster LLC
  • Representative CCIA and OSAIA members at time included: Fujitsu, Oracle, Sun, Red Hat, and Yahoo

Joint CCIA-ACIS (American Committee for Interoperable Systems)

Lotus Development Corporation v. Borland International, Inc. (S.Ct. 1995)

  • Representative CCIA members at time included: Amdahl, AT&T, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Storagetek, and Sun

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. v. Connectix Corp. (9th Cir. 1999)

  • Representative CCIA members at time included: Amdahl, AT&T, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Netscape, Nokia, Oracle, Sun, and Yahoo

DVD Copy Control Assoc. v. Brunner (Cal. Ct. App. 2000)

  • Representative CCIA members at time included: Amdahl, AT&T, Fujitsu, Intuit, Oracle, Sun, and Yahoo

Joint CCIA-Public Interest Groups & Professors

Bowers v. Baystate (Fed. Cir. 2002)

  • Representative CCIA members at time included: Fujitsu, Oracle, Sun, and Yahoo

ACIS (American Committee for Interoperable Systems)

Computer Assoc. Int., Inc. v. Altai, Inc. (2d Cir. 1991)

  • Representative ACIS members at time included: Amdahl, Sun, and Zenith

Sega v. Accolade (N.D. Cal. 1992)

  • Counsel: Peter Choy, Deputy General Counsel of Sun Microsystems and Chairman of ACIS; Norton Cutler, Assistant Chief Counsel, Litigation, NCR Corporation; Gregory Handschuh, Vice President, Legal Affairs, Amdahl Corporation; John S. Solakian, Corporate Patent Counsel, Bull HN Information Systems, Inc.; W. Russell Wayman, Corporate Vice President and General Counsel, Storage Technology Corporation
  • Representative ACIS members at time included: Amdahl, Seagate, Sun, and Zenith

Sega v. Accolade (9th Cir. 1992)

  • Counsel: Edward J. Black from CCIA; Peter Choy, Deputy General Counsel of Sun Microsystems and Chairman of ACIS; Paul Goldstein, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster
  • Representative ACIS members at time included: Amdahl, Seagate, Sun, Western Digital, and Zenith

Engineering Dynamics v. Structural Systems (5th Cir. 1992)

  • Counsel: Peter Choy, Deputy General Counsel of Sun Microsystems and Chairman of ACIS
  • Representative ACIS members at time included: Amdahl, Fujitsu, Oracle, Seagate, Sun, Western Digital, and Zenith

Gates v. Bando (10th Cir. 1992)

  • Counsel: Peter Choy, Deputy General Counsel of Sun Microsystems and Chairman of ACIS
  • Representative ACIS members at time included: Amdahl, Fujitsu, Oracle, Seagate, Sun, Western Digital, and Zenith

Lotus Development Corp v. Borland International (1st Cir. 1993)

  • Counsel: Peter Choy, Deputy General Counsel of Sun Microsystems and Chairman of ACIS
  • Representative ACIS members at time included: Amdahl, Fujitsu, Seagate, Sun, Western Digital, and Zenith

Unix Systems v. Berkeley Software (3rd Cir. 1993)

  • Counsel: Peter Choy, Deputy General Counsel of Sun Microsystems and Chairman of ACIS
  • Representative ACIS members at time included: Amdahl, Fujitsu, Seagate, Sun, Western Digital, and Zenith

Bateman, et al., v. Mnemonics, Inc. et al. (11th Cir. 1994)

  • Counsel: Peter Choy, Deputy General Counsel of Sun Microsystems and Chairman of ACIS
  • Representative ACIS members at time included: Amdahl, Fujitsu, Seagate, Sun, Western Digital, and Zenith

Apple v. Microsoft (9th Cir. 1994)

  • Counsel: Peter Choy, Deputy General Counsel of Sun Microsystems and Chairman of ACIS
  • Representative ACIS members at time included: Amdahl, Fujitsu, Seagate, Sun, Western Digital, and Zenith

ProCD v. Zeidenberg (7th Cir. 1996)

  • Counsel: Peter Choy, Deputy General Counsel of Sun Microsystems and Chairman of ACIS
  • Representative ACIS members at time included: Amdahl, Fujitsu, Seagate, Sun, Western Digital, and Zenith

ACIS Letters

Letter to Clinton Administration (1992)

  • From Peter Choy, Deputy General Counsel of Sun Microsystems and Chairman of ACIS, requesting meeting with Clinton transition team regarding IP policy (Sun letterhead).
  • Letter attachments include ACIS fact sheet, ACIS Statement of Principles (stating that APIs are uncopyrightable), and ACIS membership list.
  • Representative ACIS members identified include: AMD, Amdahl, Fujitsu, Oracle, Seagate, Sun, Western Digital, and Zenith

Letter to Rep. Hughes, House IP Subcmte. Chairman (1992)

  • From Peter Choy, Deputy General Counsel of Sun Microsystems and Chairman of ACIS, to Congressman Hughes regarding pending legislation.
  • Letter attachment identifies ACIS membership, including such representative members as: AMD, Amdahl, Fujitsu, Oracle, Seagate, Sun, Western Digital, and Zenith

ECIS (European Committee for Interoperable Systems) Report

  • “Protecting Computer Software While Encouraging Interoperability and Innovation” (1990)
  • Table of Contents:  An Introduction to the Proposed Directive on the Legal Protection of Computer Programs; Questions and Answers; Current Press; Appendices including, e.g., Statement of Principles; ECIS Membership List; ‘The Distinction Between Interface Specifications and Implementations’
  • Representative ECIS members identified include: Amdahl, Amstrad, Fujitsu Espana, Nokia, Oracle Europe, Storagetek, and Sun