Patent Infringement

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: Cisco Sues Arista Networks for Infringing a Dozen Patents

Grazed from Bloomber.  Author: Andrew Harris.

Cisco Systems Inc. claims Arista Networks Inc. (ANET) is using too much of its technology in taking its business, even duplicating copyrighted work right down to inadvertent typos.

Arista, run by former Cisco vice president Jayshree Ullal, has been winning market share in one of Cisco’s most important businesses: the sale of machines called Ethernet switches which are used in data centers by Internet companies, banks and other large companies...

Calm Down: Aereo's Supreme Court Loss Isn't Chaos for Cloud Tech

Grazed from Xconomy. Author: Curt Woodward.

After the U.S. Supreme Court smacked down online TV service Aereo for violating copyright law, worries instantly sprung up that the justices were putting a huge array of Internet and cloud-computing services at risk of similar treatment. That torch was carried highest by Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote for the court’s three-person minority that the Aereo ruling would “sow confusion for years to come.”

But Scalia was complaining mostly about the court’s decision to forgo a detailed legal test for determining a specific kind of copyright infringement. Media outlets—and some enterprising lawyers they’ve interviewed—have been more than happy go further, trumpeting the supposed fear and confusion that Aereo’s loss is heaping on Internet distribution technologies of all kinds...

BizCloud Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against CSC, AT&T, Cisco Systems, VMware and EMC

Grazed from MarketWire. Author: PR Announcement.

BizCloud® Inc., a cloud computing and infrastructure provider, announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California seeking to prevent Computer Science Corporation (CSC), AT&T Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., VMware Inc., and EMC for continued infringement and willful and deliberate use of BizCloud®'s registered "BIZCLOUD" trademark. The suit, filed on January 10, 2014, includes claims of willful trademark infringement, unfair competition, unfair business practices, injury to business reputation and unjust enrichment.

In continuous operation since late 2008, BizCloud® has been providing cutting edge technology and cloud infrastructure solutions to the clients in the U.S. and Europe, and has built a strong, recognizable brand that is trusted in the cloud computing market. BizCloud® has been continuously using the "BIZCLOUD" name since 2009 to establish a leading brand of cloud computing products and services in the U.S...

Patent trolls target their next victim: Cloud computing

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: Simon Phipps.

With the shift to cloud well under way, can we expect to see the same innovation-crushing surge of patent abuse in the field of cloud computing? Given the increasing deal sizes in the cloud space, the move by market leaders to focus on cloud for future growth, and the shortfall of current reform activity to restrict only the most egregious patent trolls (and not those using trolling as a line-of-business within a larger enterprise), it seems foreordained.

Much of cloud computing relies deeply on open source software. So the cloud news from the OIN (Open Invention Network) that broke in December -- that Google would join and OIN would cover OpenStack -- should come as no surprise. Why is the attack of the trolls inevitable? First, cloud computing has deep roots in clustering, scientific computing, and data analysis -- and those have been favored topics for university research for years...

Cloud Computing: Rackspace fights patent troll in the name of every mobile developer everywhere

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.

Say what you will about Rackspace as a cloud computing provider and OpenStack steward, but don’t say the company isn’t fighting the good fight against patent trolls. Its latest effort is a challenge to the validity of a patent that an entity called Rotatable Technologies is using to sue, well, just about anyone developing mobile applications that take advantage of a rotating screen display. Yes, the same rotating screen display that’s been a staple of smartphones since the iPhone first graced consumers in 2007.

Rackspace General Counsel Alan Schoenbaum detailed the legal challenge in a blog post on Friday. You can read the details there and in its petition to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, but the gist is that Rotatable sued Rackspace (as well as Apple, Netflix, Electronic Arts, Target, Whole Foods Market and numerous other large companies) and then told Rackspace it was ready to settle the claim for $75,000, possibly less. Classic troll behavior...

Cloud Computing: CA Technologies Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against AppDynamics

Grazed from AG-IP News. Author: Editorial Staff.

CA Technologies today announced in a press release that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against AppDynamics Inc. a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based Application Performance Management (APM) software, in the US District Court in the Eastern District of New York. CA Technologies is seeking undisclosed damages for lost profits and legal costs and an injunction against AppDynamics prohibiting the infringement of CA Technologies patents and the misuse of the company's intellectual property.

The complaint alleges that AppDynamics, founded by Jyoti Bansal, a former CA Technologies and Wily Technology employee, infringes three important CA Technologies APM patents. CA Technologies took ownership of key APM patents, including the three described in the complaint, when the company acquired Wily Technology in 2006 for $375 million...