Acacia Subsidiary Sues Ventyx USA
Automated Facilities Management (AFMC) filed suit against Ventyx USA, alleging that Ellipse (Ventyx USA’s enterprise asset management solution) infringes two patents related to managing the maintenance of building facilities. AFMC is a subsidiary of Acacia Research, and has filed nine prior suits since August 2007 against over a dozen defendants including IBM. The patents-in-suit were issued to TangoPoint in 2009. According to the complaint, AFMC is the exclusive licensee of the patents-in-suit. 11/8, Northern District of Georgia, assigned to Judge J. Owen Forrester, 1:2012cv03927.