Wednesday, June 22, 2016

College Transfers. CollegeSource, Inc. v. AcademyOne, Inc., 653 F.3d 1066 (9th Cir. 2011),_Inc._v._AcademyOne,_Inc.

CollegeSource and AcademyOne are competitors in the market that helps prospective students with the college transfer process. CollegeSource maintain it’s principal place of business in California, while AcademyOne maintained its principal place of business in Pennsylvania. However, both companies seek to serve the transfer market online not bound by state or region. Important to the appeal, AcademyOne targeted prospective transfer students by state through use of Google AdWords, solicited California colleges and state educational agencies through phone and email, and sponsored the keynote speaker at a conference held for the benefit of higher education executive officers meeting in San Diego. CollegeSource, Inc. v. AcademyOne, Inc., 653 F.3d 1066, 495 (9th Cir. 2011). CollegeSource claimed to own and copyright a digital collection of 44,000 course catalogs from 3,000 colleges, worth allegedly $10 million.


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