Devine Licensing LLC, an NPE associated with monetization firm IP Edge LLC, has filed a second round of suits in its campaign over a single patent generally related to optimizing a database query. The new defendants are Altibase (2:19-cv-16163), DataStax (1:19-cv-01440), and MariaDB (1:19-cv-01441), accused of infringement over the provision of their database management systems: Altibase HDB 6.5.1, DataStax Enterprise 5.0, and MariaDB MaxScale 1.4, respectively. IP Edge acquired the asserted patent, which originated with IBM, from Huawei in a February 2019 transaction involving a total of 11 US patent assets, with subject matters ranging from network-connected “domestic food-processing appliances” to sharing “presence information”, from battery charging to digital cameras.
IP Edge LLC affiliate Devine Licensing LLC has begun litigating one of the roughly dozen patents that the Texas monetization firm recently acquired from Huawei, suing SAP (1:19-cv-00784), Teradata (1:19-cv-00785), and Tmax Soft (1:19-cv-00786). In a set of complaints filed in the District of Delaware, the plaintiff accuses the defendants of infringement through the provision of database products that offer query optimization features utilizing materialized views (which are database objects that contain the precomputed results of a query, such as a local copy of remote data), calling out SAP Adaptive Enterprise Server 16.0, Teradata Database 15.10, and Tibero 6, respectively. The asserted patent, which originated with IBM, generally relates to optimizing a database query.