The company is planning to file as many as 60 suits against companies that it alleges have infringed its virtualization intellectual property rights (see Storage Computer: Fighting Talk). And it appears to have won the upper hand in its first case -- against storage giant Hitachi Data Systems.
In its initial complaint, to a U.K. court, Storage Computer alleges that certain Hitachi storage products infringe its intellectual property relating to two European patents. One of the patents is called Fault-tolerant, Error-Correcting Storage System and Method for Storing Digital Information in Such a Storage System and the other is "High-Speed, High-Capacity, Error-Correcting Storage System for Binary Computer.
Hitachi attempted to have the claim against the first patent, which covers fault tolerance and error correction methods, dismissed, a process known in the U.K. as a strikeout application."
The Patent Court denied the motion.