New Acacia Subsidiary Sues IBM and Red Hat
Business Process Modeling Solutions d/b/a DE-BPMS [NPE], a subsidiary of Acacia Research, filed two separate suits against IBM and Red Hat, alleging that IBM’s Websphere Process Server and Red Hat’s JBoss Application Server infringe a patent related to using model information for business applications. These are the first two patent infringement suits initiated by BPMS. According to the complaints, BPMS is the exclusive licensee of the patent-in-suit, which was assigned to MedicalMap in March 2008. The assignment to Acacia has not yet been recorded in the USPTO database. 3/29, Northern District of Texas, Judge Jorge A. Solis, 3:2012cv00996; 3:2012cv00999.