Timeline Sues Cognos Over Software Patents

Law360, New York (November 6, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- Enterprise software maker Timeline sued Canadian rival Cognos and its U.S. subsidiary in Federal District Court for Western Washington, alleging patent infringement, Timeline said Thursday.

The lawsuit seeks damages and to enjoin Cognos from any further licensing of some of its software modules in the U.S.

"Our patented technology for automation of design for data marts, OLAP cubes and other data enhancement technologies is proprietary. Our analysis of the Cognos product line for data management leads us to believe there are several areas of patent infringement,"...
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