Amazon to pay $525 million in patent case

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Amazon Web Services ordered to pay Kove $525 million for patent infringement. The jury determined that AWS infringed Kove's data storage technology patents.'s Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world's largest cloud services provider, owes technology company Kove $525 million for infringing its patent rights in data storage technology, an Illinois federal jury ruled Wednesday.

The jury found that AWS infringed three Kove patents covering technology that Kove claimed had become "essential" to the ability of Amazon's cloud-computing arm to "store and retrieve massive amounts of data."


Kove's lead attorney, Courtland Reichman, called the ruling "a tribute to the power of innovation and the importance of protecting IP rights for start-ups against tech giants." Kove, based in Chicago, sued Amazon in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 2018. The company said in the lawsuit that it pioneered technology that enables high-performance cloud storage "years before the advent of the cloud."

Kove claimed that AWS's Amazon S3 storage service, DynamoDB database service and other products infringed its cloud storage patents. The jury agreed with Kove that AWS infringed all three Kove patents, but it rejected Kove's claim that AWS willfully infringed their rights.

AWS had denied the allegations and argued that the patents were invalid. Kove also sued Google last year for infringing the same patents in a separate lawsuit in Illinois that is still ongoing.

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