Supreme Court asks US government to intervene in Amazon cloud case
The US government has been asked to comment on a previous infringement case brought by PersonalWeb Technologies against Amazon and other brands that use its AWS hosting services.
The United States Supreme Court has sought the federal government’s opinion on PersonalWeb’s appeal to overturn a rule that prevents patent owners from suing after initially losing his lawsuit involving Amazon cloud customers such as BuzzFeed and Patreon.
Following PersonalWeb’s petition in April 2021, the 1907 Supreme Court decision in Kessler v. Eldred has been cited – a case in which a patent owner attempted to sue a manufacturer for patent infringement and was subsequently barred from suing another customer on the basis of the same product.
PersonalWeb vs. Amazon Cloud Customers
The problem began in December 2011, when PersonalWeb sued Amazon and its customer Dropbox in the Eastern District of Texas on the grounds that Amazon S3 was infringing the patents of the “True Name” family.
PersonalWeb alleged a breach by Amazon S3 and later by another Amazon service called CloudFront, as well as the Amazon Twitch Interactive affiliate website.
The company accused each of these services on the basis of their use of the HTTP standard, the protocol that governs the way all web browsers and web servers communicate and transmit resources, such as HTML pages and images, to the Global web.
Amazon said TechRadar Pro he declined to comment on the US Supreme Court ruling.
Going through Reuters