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PersonalWeb Technologies LLC et. al.
v. Rackspace US, Inc. et. al.

Complaint for Patent Infringement
Civil Action No. 6:12-cv-00659; no judge yet assigned.
Filed on Sept. 17, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas;

Plaintiffs

v.
PersonalWeb Technologies

Patents in case

  • 7,949,662: “De-duplication of data in a data processing system” by Farber et. al. and assigned to Kinetech, Inc.. Prosecuted by Davidson Berquist, Jackson & Gowdey, LLP Siritzky; Brian. Includes 35 claims (9 indep.). Was application 10/742,972. Filed 12/23/2003 & Granted 5/24/2011.
  • 6,415,280: “Identifying and requesting data in network using identifiers which are based on contents of data” by Farber et. al. and assigned to Kinetech, Inc.. Prosecuted by Pillsbury Winthrop LLP Intellectual Property. Includes 55 claims (20 indep.). Was application 09/283,160. Filed 4/1/1999 & Granted 7/2/2002.
  • 7,945,539: “Distributing and accessing data in a data processing system” by Farber et. al. and assigned to Kinetech, Inc.. Prosecuted by Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey, LLP Siritzky; Brian. Includes 34 claims (8 indep.). Was application 11/980,679. Filed 10/31/2007 & Granted 5/17/2011.
  • 8,099,420: “Accessing data in a data processing system” by Farber et. al. and assigned to PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC. Prosecuted by Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey, LLP Siritzky; Brian. Includes 178 claims (24 indep.). Was application 11/017,650. Filed 12/22/2004 & Granted 1/17/2012.
  • 7,802,310: “Controlling access to data in a data processing system” by Farber et. al. and assigned to Kinetech, Inc.. Prosecuted by Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey, LLP Siritzky; Brian. Includes 87 claims (12 indep.). Was application 11/980,687. Filed 10/31/2007 & Granted 9/21/2010.
  • 8,001,096: “Computer file system using content-dependent file identifiers” by Farber et. al. and assigned to Kinetech, Inc.. Prosecuted by Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey, LLP Siritzky; Brian. Includes 137 claims (16 indep.). Was application 11/980,677. Filed 10/31/2007 & Granted 8/16/2011.
  • 7,945,544: “Similarity-based access control of data in a data processing system” by Farber et. al. and assigned to Kinetech, Inc.. Prosecuted by Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey, LLP Siritzky; Brian. Includes 56 claims (7 indep.). Was application 11/980,688. Filed 10/31/2007 & Granted 5/17/2011.
  • 5,978,791: “Data processing system using substantially unique identifiers to identify data items, whereby identical data items.” by Farber et. al. and assigned to Kinetech, Inc.. Prosecuted by Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP. Includes 48 claims (8 indep.). Was application 08/960,079. Filed 10/24/1997 & Granted 11/2/1999.
  • 6,928,442: “Enforcement and policing of licensed content using content-based identifiers” by Farber et. al. and assigned to Kinetech, Inc.. Prosecuted by Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey, LLP. Includes 56 claims (24 indep.). Was application 09/987,723. Filed 11/15/2001 & Granted 8/9/2005.

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