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Versata Software Sues Cloud9 Analytics, Nehanet in Delaware Patent Claims
July 30, 2012

AZA law firm represents Texas-based company in claims over sales software patents

WILMINGTON, Delaware – Versata Software Inc. has filed two patent infringement lawsuits against sales-analytics vendor Cloud9 Analytics Inc. of Redwood Hills, Calif., and business-management software provider Nehanet Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif., based on claims that both companies have used Versata’s patents to develop and sell sales-forecasting and sales-pipeline analysis software.

Austin, Texas-based Versata, formerly known as Trilogy Software Inc., says the company’s patented intellectual property was used without permission by Cloud9 to develop the Cloud9 Pipeline Accelerator and Cloud9 Intelligent Sales Forecasting products. Nehanet is accused of infringing Versata’s patents to manufacture and sell its own sales-software products and the two Cloud9 products.

Versata is represented by attorneys from Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, including Demetrios Anaipakos, Steven Mitby and Amir Alavi. The Wilmington, Del.-based law firm Rosenthal Monhait & Goddess, P.A., also represents Versata in the claims.

At issue in the Cloud9 case are Versata’s U.S. Patent No. 6,834,282, issued in 2004 and titled “Logical and constraint based browse hierarchy with propagation features,” and U.S. Patent No. 7,203,701, issued in 2007 and titled “System and method for an interface to provide visualization and navigation of a directed graph.” The claims against Nehanet involve Versata’s ’282 patent and the company’s U.S. Patent No. 7,363,593, issued in 2008 and titled “System and method for presenting information organized by hierarchical levels.”

The cases pending in U.S. District Court for Delaware are Versata Software Inc., et al. v. Cloud9 Analytics, Inc., No. 1:12-cv-925, and Versata Software Inc., et al. v. Nehanet Corporation, No. 1:12-cv-926.

Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is a Houston-based law firm that is home to true courtroom lawyers with a formidable track record in complex commercial litigation, including energy, intellectual property, securities fraud, construction and business dispute cases. AZA is one of only 32 firms in the U.S. to be recognized as “awesome opponents” in a nationwide poll of corporate general counsel who were asked to name the law firms they hope their companies never have to face in court. Visit the firm’s website at http://www.azalaw.com.

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