IBM, Oracle Sued Over Patent For Database Systems

Law360, New York (April 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A North Carolina software company has sued IBM Corp. and Oracle Corp. over patents related to an online database system that allows users to virtually inspect structures such as airplanes or buildings using real-time queries.

Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Vasudevan Software Inc. filed the suit Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, claiming both companies make products that infringe U.S. Patent Numbers 6,877,006 B1 and 7,167,864 B1.

The suit targets IBM's WebSphere Information Integrator, a suite of business software for data management tasks...
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