Thursday, September 11, 2014

Kaavo, HP Resolve Patent Dispute

Case Filed: Mar 19, 2014

Case Closed: Sep 04, 2014

Court: District of Delaware

Judge: Leonard P. Stark

Case Summary:

Kaavo, Inc. a Texas based Cloud computing company engaged in developing and sale of software for IT resource management filed a case against Hewlett – Packard (HP), a California based Delaware Corporation engaged in developing and manufacturing computing devices, accusing them of infringing upon one of Kaavo’s U.S 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:

The complaint alleged that HP infringed the '974 patent by making, using, selling, offering to sell, and/or importing "HP Cloud Application PaaS" 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 HP’s 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.

District Court Judgment:

Kaavo and HP filed joint stipulation for dismissal and accordingly, Court ordered dismissal with prejudice of all claims and counterclaims asserted by either party with all costs and fees to be incurred by the respective parties, thereby ending the dispute.

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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.

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