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April 3, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Microsoft and Embraer resolve licensing dispute under new Washington state law

Microsoft and Brazil-based Embraer, the world’s fourth largest aircraft manufacturer, have resolved a software licensing dispute under Washington state’s new unfair competition law, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.

The law, passed in 2011, makes it illegal to sell in Washington state any product manufactured using stolen or misappropriated information technology. That applies even if the product includes only a part made by a third party using stolen or misappropriated IT.

The law allows either the state attorney general or the company alleging unfair competition to file a lawsuit.

Microsoft had pushed the state to pass such a “stolen or misappropriated information technology law” and in 2011, Washington became the first state to do so.

The resolution today appears to be the first time a company has resolved a matter under the new law, according to the Attorney General’s Office. Terms of the resolution were not disclosed.

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