DataTern Sues Five More Business Software Providers
- December 16, 2011
DataTern [NPE] filed five separate suits against Epicor Software, Informatica, MicroStrategy, Premier Inc., and Teradata, alleging that defendants’ cloud-based retail and asset management software solutions infringe a patent related to data mapping. DataTern has filed over 25 prior suits since April 2008 against over 70 defendants including HP, Oracle, Sharp, and Sun. DataTern was subject to two actions for declaratory judgment filed by Microsoft and SAP, and Red Hat reportedly settled with DataTern for $4.2 million in 2008. The patent-in-suit was assigned to DataTern by Firestar Software in 2007 and each of the claims was confirmed during reexamination in 2009. 12/14, District of Massachusetts, 1:2011cv12220; 1:2011cv12223; 1:2011cv12224; 1:2011cv12225; 1:2011cv12227.