Informatica Sues Acta
The data warehousing software maker files patent infringement suit against competitor.Informatica Corp. filed a patent infringement lawsuit Monday against Acta Technology Inc. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Northern California, accuses Acta of infringing on three of Informaticas patents. Two of the patents relate to performing data transformations in data warehousing and the third relates to ETL (extraction, transformation and loading) throughput in data warehousing applications. Informatica is seeking an injunction against future sales of the Acta products that it alleges infringe on its patents, as well as damages for past sales of the infringing products. Informatica CEO Gaurav Dillon said Acta rejected the companys offer to have it license the technology earlier this year.
"As with any other valuable asset of the company, Informatica has an obligation to its shareholders to protect the value of its patented intellectual property to the full extent of the law," said Dillon in a statement.