Qudos Bank has welcomed progress in its case against a software developer it believes infringed copyright and breached contract by reusing code from its online banking platform in another lender’s software.
Justice Stephen Burley made orders in the Federal Court that Bangalore-based, New York-listed Infosys produce documents related to the preparation and development of the software as well as its correspondence with its other client, Australian Military Bank (AMB).
“We welcome Justice Burley’s decision and look forward to reviewing documents produced by Infosys to enable Qudos Bank to assess the nature and extent of any infringement by Infosys of Qudos Bank’s rights,” Qudos chairman Andrew Leithhead said.
Qudos Bank commenced proceedings against Infosys in November.
It had hired Infosys to build its online bank, mobile app and other systems but, as the contract was being fulfilled, Mr Leithhead said Qudos became aware of “striking” similarities between its software and AMB’s.
“This made us very concerned that our intellectual property may have been misused and our confidence violated,” Mr Leithhead said.
“We viewed this very seriously and started legal action seeking information to determine whether our copyright had been infringed, our contract terms had been breached and confidential information misused.”