HP Faces Lawsuit Over Server Management Patent

Law360, New York (February 15, 2012, 2:28 PM ET) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. was sued Friday in California federal court by a licensing group that claims the Silicon Valley stalwart is selling computer servers that utilize a patented software management process.

Implicit Networks Inc. alleged that HP is unlawfully incorporating into its server host hardware Implicit's patented method for transferring the processing tasks for software applications onto a server to better manage the efficiency of the individual computers in a network chain.

The patent-in-suit is U.S. Patent Number 8,056,075, titled “Server request management,” and issued to Implicit...
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