Case Filed: Jul 12, 2012
Case Closed: Jan 15, 2014
Court: Delaware District Court
Judge: Richard G. Andrews
A patent infringement case was filed by Parallel Iron against Facebook asserting that 3 of their patents relating to data storage methods were infringed. The patents-in-suit were:
- US7197662 issued on Mar 27, 2007
- US7543177 issued on Jun 02, 2009
- US7958388 issued on Jun 07, 2011
In the complaint filed, plaintiff alleged that defendant manufactures products and/or services implementing Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), which is designed to store very large data sets and to stream those data sets at high bandwidth to user applications as claimed in the ‘662, ‘177 and ‘388 patents. Plaintiff sought the Court to declare that Facebook has infringed the patents, a permanent injunction enjoining Facebook from infringing its patents, damages, costs and expenses.
The parties announced to Court that they have settled the case among themselves, after which, they filed a joint motion to dismiss the case. Upon consideration, the Court granted the motion and ordered all claims asserted against Facebook be dismissed with prejudice. Each party will incur their own costs and expenses.
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