DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Premise Media and XVIVO, LLC, have reached an agreement regarding their legal dispute surrounding EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed. XVIVO has agreed that the Premise Media documentary does not infringe on any of XVIVO’s intellectual property rights.
The legal dispute arose over a short animated video clip that Premise Media commissioned demonstrating the inner workings of a cell. In response to threats made by XVIVO that Premise had violated their copyright, Premise sued XVIVO in Federal Court asking it to rule that there was no infringement and that the animated clip was an original work of authorship.
XVIVO did not defend the lawsuit, but instead agreed that Premise Media had not infringed any of its intellectual property rights. XVIVO also agreed to withdraw its threats. In exchange, Premise Media agreed only to dismiss the lawsuit with each party paying its own costs and attorneys fees. The parties reduced this agreement to writing, and it was filed in Federal Court this week with the dismissal motion.
John Sullivan, Executive Producer of EXPELLED, said, “EXPELLED is an important movie with an important message. Even before the movie was released, various parties were trying to silence us. They will continue to be unsuccessful. This walk away agreement is another indication that we have done nothing wrong. Our message will carry on both in theaters throughout the summer and with our DVD roll out this October.”