Thursday, September 18, 2014

CTS, BMC Software, Centurylink, in Litigation over Cloud Computing Life Cycle Management

Case Filed: Sep 15, 2014

Court: District of Delaware

Case Summary:

Kaavo, Inc. a Texas based Delaware corporation filed a case against Cognizant technology solutions (CTS), a New Jersey based Delaware corporation alleging that the latter has infringed one of their US patents.

Patent in Suit:

Patent Number
Issue Date
Expiration Date[i]
Current Assignee[ii]
Cloud computing lifecycle management for N-tier applications
Sep 18, 2012
Oct 08, 2028

The ‘974 patent relates to methods, devices, and systems related to management of a cloud computing environment for use by a software application.

As in Complaint:

Kaavo alleged that CTS had directly and indirectly infringed the ‘974 patent without permission or authority from it. The complaint also alleged that CTS infringed the '974 patent by making, using, selling, offering to sell, and/or importing "Cloud 360" products that are covered by one or more claims of the '974 patent. The infringing aspects were indicated as the software application which is used in Cognizant’s cloud 360 including methods and systems for management of a cloud computing environment.

Kaavo adds that it has been damaged by the foregoing acts of infringement of its patents by the defendant and will continue to be damaged by such infringement unless enjoined by this Court.

Other Cases Filed:

Apart from CTS, other companies such as BMC Software, Inc., Centurylink, Inc., Savvis Communications Corporation, ServiceMesh, Inc., and Computer Sciences Corporation were sued on the same day asserting the same patent.

See 1:14-CV-01192 for more details. To get alerts on cases filed/closed, subscribe to our Litigation Alerts.

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[i] Expected expiration date. Patent Term Estimator is a free web-based tool that automatically calculates patent terms and expiration dates for U.S. utility patents.
[ii] MaxVal offers Patent Assignment Alert service where subscribers receive email alerts when assignments relating to target applications, patents or entities of interest are recorded.