A Legal Update From the Owner of Rizom-Lab

Publication date: 3 February 2021

For the last five years, there has been an ongoing legal dispute between Rémi Arquier, owner of Rizom-Lab, and Polygonal Design. As some of you know, the dispute was about the code Remi wrote for the Unfold 3D application versions 3 to 10. This is one of the reasons RizomUV started with, and has a new codebase.

The Aix-en-Provence Court of Appeal  ruled the following on January 28th 2021:

  • Mr Arquier has permanently transferred the intellectual property rights for versions 3 and 4 of the Unfold 3D software package to Polygonal Design.

  • Mr Arquier is free to use later versions of the Unfold 3D software package provided it has no code from the Unfold 3D codebase from version 5.

  • During the proceedings, an extensive set of legal code reviews was performed by a legal expert in information systems with all that pertains. It was concluded that version 10 of the Unfold 3D software has been completely rewritten since version 5 and uses different algorithms. These findings were not contested further by Polygonal Design.

  • As per court ruling, Mr Arquier is the sole and legitimate holder of the intellectual property rights starting from Unfold 3D version 10.

  • Hence, Polygonal Design is not justified in prohibiting Mr Arquier in exercising his intellectual property rights pertaining to his (new) software.

We hope this clarifies any issues and questions you may have about our software. We are, of course, pleased with this ruling and are now focusing on moving forward.

The court decision text can be supplied upon request at contact@rizom-lab.com.