SAN FRANCISCO—A San Jose company specializing in computer server design, manufacturing and sales is suing a patent-holding company, seeking a court declaration that it is not infringing on the defendant's patent.
Super Micro Computer Inc. filed a complaint on Feb. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Computer Protection IP LLC.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 23, 2015 it received a form letter from the defendant without any specifics that said Super Micro had infringed on a patent. The plaintiff alleges Computer Protection IP has no real cause of action and the company only exists to bring such patent infringement accusations.
In addition to a declaration that it did not infringe on any patents held by Computer Protection IP, the plaintiff is seeking compensation for legal costs and attorney's fees. It is represented by Lael D. Andara, Jesshill E. Love and Marie E. Sobieski of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley in Redwood City.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 5:16-cv-00566