NPE Files Suit against HP’s Autonomy

  • December 20, 2011

PersonalWeb Technologies [NPE] filed suit against Autonomy (a subsidiary of HP as of October 2011), alleging that Autonomy’s e-discovery, compliance, and content management products infringe two patents related to data processing systems.  PersonalWeb filed six prior suits in December 2011 against Amazon, Caringo, Dropbox, EMC, Google, NEC, NetApp, VMWare, and YouTube.  According to its website, PersonalWeb develops software products, including a social learning platform called “StudyPods” and digital content management system.  However, the company’s current focus is on its licensing and litigation efforts.  The patents-in-suit originated with Kinetech, a subsidiary of Brilliant Digital Entertainment (BDE), which completed an asset contribution agreement with PersonalWeb in September 2011.  BDE is the majority owner of PersonalWeb.  12/19, Eastern District of Texas, 6:2011cv00683.


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