A case started in the court of the Eastern District of Texas Marshall Division accusing a number of companies of breaching a patent relating to object orientation.
Ganas sued Sabre, SAP, SAS, Scottrade, TD Ameritrade, the Charles Schwab Corporation, Tivo, Unicoi Systems, Xerox, Adobe, Apple, AOL, Axibase, Directv, Dish DBS Corporation, E Trade Securities, Exinda Networks, Fidelity Brokerage Services, Firsttrade Securities, Hewlett Packard, Icontrol, IBM and JP Morgan Chase of appropriating US patent 7,136,913, and breaching other patents.
That patent is called Object oriented communication among platform independent systems across a firewall over the internet using HTTP-SOAP.
They’re also accused of breaching other patents Ganas owns – US patent number 7,325,053 – which is related technology, as well as US patent number 7,734,756 and patent number 7,007,094 called Object oriented communications system over the internet.
Ganas wants a jury to decide in its favour and damages, costs, expenses, post-judgement interest and enhanced damages as a result of this alleged breach.