Arora will pay an undisclosed amount to ABIM.
Dr. Rajender Arora, the firm’s principal, has surrendered his ABIM board certifications.
Arora is allowed to offer test-prep materials but won’t run live review courses.
A permanent injunction filed in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania forbids Arora from “creating, reproducing, copying, distributing, offering for sale, selling and/or publicly displaying” any materials that infringe on ABIM’s exam copyrights or “were derived in any way” from the exams. And it agrees not to collect, solicit or encourage third parties to collect or share the contents of the exams.
Should past examination questions be a trade secret? The ABIM apparently thinks so and with this action has done a nice job of protecting its proprietary interest.