GEMSA Sues Amazon Days After Company Files a DJ Action
- July 28, 2016
Five days after Amazon and its VADATA subsidiary filed a declaratory judgment action against Global Equity Management (SA) Pty. Ltd. (GEMSA), the Australia-based NPE added them as defendants to its graphical user interfaces (GUIs) campaign. GEMSA’s complaint against Amazon (2:16-cv-00823) accuses the company of infringing two patents (6,690,400; 7,356,677) through its websites and use of Amazon Web Services (AWS). The ‘400 patent generally relates to a GUI for controlling a hypervisor, and the ‘677 patent generally concerns switching quickly between two operating systems using a suspend mode different from the power-save suspend. Nearly 30 companies have been hit by GEMSA’s campaign so far, including the following AWS customers: AdRoll, Artek Surfin, Ericsson, General Electric, Hitachi, Johnson & Johnson, Live Nation Entertainment (d/b/a Ticketmaster), McGraw Hill Financial (d/b/a S&P), NASDAQ, Netflix, Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent), Philips, SAP, Siemens, Spotify, Ticketleap.com, TripAdvisor, UBER, Zillow, and Zynga.