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Mestrelab Copyright Infringement

MNova IUPAC Name and ACD/Name IUPAC Nomenclature Software Programs

We have reason to believe that Mestrelab Research’s new MNova IUPAC software product uses some or all of our ACD/Name proprietary software source code, directly incorporated into it. For example, our code contains “watermarks” and known errors, and those have appeared in the MNova product.

We have notified Mestrelab of the issue, and it is our policy to protect our intellectual property.

Example image of MNova software 12.0.0 (September 2017) generating ‘ACDInside’ watermark
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Press Release: ACD/Labs Files Lawsuit for Copyright Infringement Against MestreLab Research

Toronto, CANADA (March 20, 2018)—ACD/Labs, a leading provider of scientific informatics technologies since 1994, today announced the court filing of a copyright infringement suit against Mestrelab Research, S.L. in Barcelona, Spain.

The lawsuit asserts that ACD/Labs’ proprietary software source code has been directly incorporated into MNova IUPAC Name software recently released by Mestrelab Research. MestreLab Research’s management was notified repeatedly about the concern but refused to acknowledge the possible infringement prior to the court filing.

It is ACD/Labs policy to protect intellectual property.

ACD/Labs firmly believes in mutually enriching partnerships with industry vendors, fair business practices, pre-competitive collaborations, and active engagement with companies and associations that share this goal.