IPNav’s Parallel Iron Files New Suit against Providers of Cloud Storage Systems
Parallel Iron, an IPNav controlled entity, filed suit against VMware (with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile USA) alleging that defendants’ electronic file storage systems, including those implementing VMware’s vSphere platform for building cloud infrastructures, infringe three patents related to storing data across multiple servers (7,197,662, 7,958,388, and 7,543,177). Parallel Iron last filed suit in Aug. of 2012 against Netflix, and has filed a total of 27 prior suits since Jan. 2011 against over 30 defendants, including Adobe, Adknowledge, Amazon, AOL, BlueArc, EMC, Facebook, Groupon, Hitachi, Hulu, IBM, LinkedIn, LSI, Morgan Stanley, NetApp, Oracle, Samsung, and Twitter. The patents-in-suit were previously owned by Ring Technology before being assigned to Parallel Iron in March 2010. 2/22, District of Delaware, 1:13cv00307.