CA Technologies, the former Computer Associates, has thrown a patent sueball at application performance management (APM) software rival New Relic in Federal court. The lawsuit, filed yesterday in the US District Court for the Eastern District in New York, claims that New Relic violated three patents that came into CA's …
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patent no. u1005
A method whereby license fees are increased annually by an automatic process which simultaneously reduces functionality of a software product. In addition the device or software will automatically increase support fees while removing any liability for support from the contract. This device or software will interface with any patent u1004 - a method for replacing skilled staff with low cost humanoids.
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