New NPE Sues Amazon, Google, NEC, YouTube, and Five Others
- December 9, 2011
PersonalWeb Technologies [NPE] filed six separate suits against Amazon, Caringo, Dropbox, EMC, Google, NEC, NetApp, VMWare, and YouTube, alleging that the defendants’ websites and software infringe eight patents related to computer storage, backup, and content management. These are the first patent infringement suits initiated by PersonalWeb. 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. 12/8, Eastern District of Texas, 6:2011cv00655; 6:2011cv00656; 6:2011cv00657; 6:2011cv00658; 6:2011cv00659; 6:2011cv00660.