University of Tennessee Research Foundation Asserts Database Storage and Processing Patents in New Campaign

May 5, 2017

University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF), as patent owner, together with Saint Matthew Research, LLC , as exclusive licensee, have initiated a new litigation campaign, asserting five patents (6,741,9837,272,6127,454,4117,882,1068,099,733) from a family of seven developed by professors and graduate students at The University of Tennessee. The patents generally relate to database storage and parallel processing techniques. All five patents are at issue against Amazon (3:17-cv-00181), Oracle (3:17-cv-00186), SAP (3:17-cv-00187), and Teradata (3:17-cv-00194) with subsets of the five patents asserted against Citrix (3:17-cv-00191), Cloudera (3:17-cv-00192), HPE (3:17-cv-00185), IBM (3:17-cv-00193), and Microsoft (3:17-cv-00184). The accused products are the defendants’ database storage and access platforms; for example, the plaintiffs accuse Amazon of infringement through provision of its data warehouse solution Amazon Redshift.

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