IBM Files for DJ against NPE

  • October 17, 2011

IBM filed an action for declaratory judgment against ACQIS [NPE] over a patent related to blade storage workstations.  In April 2009 ACQIS filed suit against Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, NEC, Oracle, Sun and others over eight patents.  In March 2011 a jury awarded ACQIS over $9 million in damages from IBM, and this judgment was increased to over $12 million Judge Leonard Davis in July 2011.  The named inventor on the patent-in-suit is Dr. William Chu and, according to the complaint, he is the sole employee of ACQIS.  10/3, Northern District of California, 5:2011cv04896.


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