On April 12, the Constitutional Court accepted for consideration the complaint of programmer Anton Mamichev for violation of his intellectual rights by the decision of the St. Petersburg City Court in the framework of the process against the Swiss Veeam Software AG (founded by Russians Andrey Baronov and Ratmir Timashev) in 2020.
Mr. Mamichev defended the intellectual rights to the eLearning Metadata Manager e—course content developer program, which, according to the plaintiff, was appropriated by the former employer – Intervim LLC and the Swiss Veeam Software AG controlling it.
In 2018, Mamichev filed a lawsuit for 43.8 million rubles against Intervim LLC and Veeam Software AG, the administrator of the domain hosting the controversial program, the hosting provider Amazon Technologies Inc. and the registrar of the domain name GoDaddy.com . He later waived the requirements for Amazon Technologies Inc. and GoDaddy.com , and the amount of the claim decreased to 27.6 million rubles. Primorsky District Court recovered 23 million rubles in favor of the programmer.