Aurelian IP Management LP, an affiliate of private non-practicing entity IP Valuation Partners LLC, filed patent infringement actions against Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., Oracle Corp. and Fair Isaac Corp., alleging infringement of a patent for processing free-form data.

The actions were filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas. The patent in suit is U.S. Patent No. 6,272,495, entitled "Method and Apparatus for Processing Free-Format Data," was duly and lawfully issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Plano, Texas-based Aurelian is the assignee and owner of the right, title and interest in and to the ‘495 patent, including the right to assert all causes of action arising under said patents and the right to any remedies for infringement of it.

Aurelian is seeking a finding that HPE, Oracle and Fair Isaac have infringed the '495 patent; an award of damages to be paid by the defendants adequate to compensate for their past infringement of the '495 patent and any continuing or future infringement
through the date such judgment is entered.

The NPE also is seeking a declaration that this case is exceptional under Section 285 of the Patent Act, and an award of reasonable attorneys' fees.

Aurelian is represented by Stamatios Stamoulis and Richard Weinblatt, of the law firm of Stamoulis & Weinblatt LLC, in Wilmington, Delaware.

Neither Aurelian, nor its counsel responded to requests for comment.

Aurelian has previously filed and terminated enforcement actions against Ontotext USA Inc., Coveo Software Corp. and SAP America Inc.

IP Valuation Partners has 15 active enforcement actions and 41 inactive ones, according to data from RPX Corp. (RPXC).

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