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.