Ganas, LLC, filed a patent infringement complaint against 23 defendants in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on August 25, 2010. The defendants include Sabre Holdings Corporation, SAP America, Inc., Scottrade, Inc., TD Ameritrade, Inc., The Charles Schwab Corporation, Tivo, Inc., Unicoi Systems, Inc., Xerox Corporation, Adobe Systems Incorporated, AOL Inc., Apple Inc., Axibase Corporation, DIRECTV, DISH DBS Corporation, E*TRADE Securities LLC, Exinda Networks, Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Firstrade Securities Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, iControl Incorporated, International Business Machines Corporation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and SAS Institute, Inc.

The patent-in-suit is U.S. Patent No. 7,136,913, entitled, “Object oriented communication among platform independent systems across a firewall over the internet using HTTP-SOAP.” The ’913 patent includes 30 claims and allegedly relates to a system for communicating over the Internet and through a firewall utilizing a single XML/HTTP object access protocol to control network elements at various locations. The case is styled Ganas, LLC v. Sabre Holdings Corp., et al. (Source: RFC Express, 8-25-2010)