Milestone / OnSSI OEM Agreement Analyzed and Legal Move

By John Honovich, Published May 17, 2016, 11:16am EDT

OnSSI has withdrawn its lawsuit from US courts, but the fight is far from done.

In this note, we examine what is happening, digging into the 2009 Milestone / ONSSI OEM agreement and how that impacts the market.

US ** *******

***** ** ***** ****** suit ** ** *****, an *********** **** ******* existed ** ******* ** the ****** (*** ****** *********** ******).

***** ********* ** ****:

“***** **** ******* ** move *** ****** ** Denmark *** ********* ******** its ** ****** *********** and ******* *********.***** ******* *** ***** to **-**** ***** ****** in *** ** ****** it ****** ********* ** do **”. 

*** ********* ****** ** their ******** ** ***** in ** *****, **** OnSSI *** ***** ********* Inc. (*** ** **********) but **** *** ******** with ********* *** *** Milestone */* (*** ****** parent *******).

OEM *********

******* ********** ******** *** agreement******* ********* *** ***** was *********, ** **** of*********'* ********.

***** **** ****** **** redacted, ** *** **** clear * ******** ********:

  • ****** ***** ***** **** to **** ** ****** notice ** ********* *** agreement.
  • ***** *** *** ******* to ******* ** ****** any ***** ****, ** shown ** *** ******* below:

Notice **** ***** **** *, ****

* **** ****** ***** publicly ********* ********* ******, a ********* *** / NVR, **** ********* * notice ** ********* *** OEM ********* **** *********. This **** *****, ** light ** ******* *.* above, ***** ********** ***** from ********** ** ********* their ***** ******** ***.

15 ****** ** ******* *, ****

*** ** ****** ***** **** 1st ** ******* *, 2015, ***** *** *** final **** **** ***** sold ********* ********. **** was *********** ** ********* **** **** *** ***** notice******** ** ******* *** end ***** ***** *** month ******, ***** ********* lots ** *********.

Who ***** **?

***** *** **** **** dispute ***** *** ****** the '*******'. ********* *** said **** ***** ***, and ***** ***** *********, this ***** ** ** correct. ** *** ***** hand, ***** *** ********* forced ** ********* ** if **** **** ****** to ***** ***** *** ***.

Dispute ******* - ******** ****** *** *****

*** ************ **** *****, the ******* ****** ***** remain. ***** ****** **** Milestone **** ***** $* million *** **** ***** is ******* **** *** software ******* *** ******** Milestone ******* ***** *******. Equally ***********, **** ****** significant ****** ** ***** who *** **************** *************** ** *** switchover *******.

** *** **** ****, Denmark *********** ** ****** to ***** * ********** faster **** * **** drawn *** ** ***** case. ** **** ****** as *** **** ********.

Comments (3)

Milestone A/S is an European company. According to EU-laws I am really wondering how a term in a contract could be legal preventing other competitors from making business with ONSII ?

1, that's an interesting point. We do not know enough about EU law to offer a meaningful comment.

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