Amazon, HP, Others Sued Over Cloud Computing Patent

Law360, New York (March 20, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT) -- Cloud-computing software company Kaavo Inc. sued Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM Corp. and Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday, telling a Delaware federal court that their offerings infringe a Kaavo patent.

Austin, Texas-based Kaavo says the four tech giants are infringing its U.S. Patent No. 8,271,974, titled "Cloud computing lifecycle management for N-tier applications,” which was issued in September 2012. The four complaints are substantially identical, but name Windows Azure; Amazon Web Services Elastic Beanstalk and AWS CloudFormation; HP Cloud Application PaaS; and IBM PureSystems, IBM SmartCloud and IBM Workload...
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