$240M for StreamScale from Cloudera in TXWD Jury Trial

(October 13, 2023, Waco, TX) Patent owner StreamScale was handed a $240 million verdict by jury in Judge Albright’s court in Waco, Texas today against against software company Cloudera for its failure to pay the inventor of “accelerated erasure coding.”

Cloudera “delivers a hybrid data platform with secure data management and portable cloud-native data analytics” in Hadoop and AWS related-spaces.  Streamscale is a software R&D firm.

The case, 6:21-cv-00198-ADA Streamscale, Inc. v. Cloudera, Inc. et al, was filed in 2021 in Waco, TX.  Over the course of 2 1/2 years, defendants filed a Motion for Summary Judgment of Invalidity, a Motion for Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement, a Motion to Transfer to Austin, two Motions to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim, and two Motions to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction.  A jury disagreed with defendants and found $240 million to be the appropriate recompense.

Streamscale was represented in this case by a team including Irell & Manella’s Jason Sheasby, Lisa Glasser, Rebecca Carson and Stephen Payne.

Cloudera’s team were mostly from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and included Chris Kao, Steven Tepera and Ben Bernell.