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F&M Schaefer v. Electronic Data Systems

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Citation Edit

F&M Schaefer Corp. v. Electronic Data Sys. Corp., 430 F. Supp. 988 (S.D.N.Y. 1977) (full-text).

Trial Court Proceedings Edit

The court found that computer programs are subject to replevin, despite Schaefer's contention that the programs constituted concepts and ideas. The court pointed out, however, that "Schaefer has offered no case under New York law or any other law which holds that a data processing system, being wholly services or intangibles, cannot be made the subject of replevin.[1]


  1. 430 F. Supp. at 992.

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