Lawsuit

Innovator of High-Performance Computing, Kove IO, Files Lawsuit Against Amazon Web Services

Award winning innovator Kove IO, Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS). The lawsuit challenges foundational aspects of AWS's cloud-based products and services, including how data is efficiently and scalably stored and retrieved.

The patents asserted by Kove cover technology that enables the modern cloud. Kove's inventors developed and patented technology that allowed hyperscalable distributed "cloud" storage years before the advent of the cloud. The MIT Technology Review described distributed storage technology based on hash tables as a top 10 emerging technology that will change the world. This was five years after the first of Kove's patent applications covering this very technology.

Cloud Computing: Microsoft files lawsuit against US government and secret snooping orders

Grazed from BusinessCloudNews. Author: Jamie Davies.

Microsoft has filed a new lawsuit in federal court against the United States government arguing the right that customers should have the right to know when the state accesses their emails or records. Under current law, the government has the right to demand access to customer information, while also issuing orders to companies such as Microsoft to keep these types of legal demands secret.

Microsoft claim these orders are becoming too often common place; rather than common routine, these secrecy issues should be the exception not the rule. “We believe that with rare exceptions consumers and businesses have a right to know when the government accesses their emails or records,” said Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer at Microsoft on the company blog...