IBM Hit With Infringement Suit Over Watson Systems

Law360 (July 25, 2019, 1:26 PM EDT) -- IBM was hit with a patent infringement suit Wednesday in the Eastern District of Texas claiming that three of IBM's Watson systems contain elements of another company's patent for information services.

Thin on details about the patented technology, the eight-page complaint filed by Akoloutheo LLC describes the patent at issue as a "method and system for generalized and adaptive transaction processing between uniform information services and applications."

Texas-based Akoloutheo says IBM stepped on the patent with three of its Watson systems, including Watson Explorer, Watson Explorer Content Analytics and its talent-acquisition software systems.

"IBM Systems operate upon a networked environment that...

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