Appistry, the seasoned St. Louis startup specializing in cloud computing, has filed a federal lawsuit against Amazon.com and Amazon Web Services that alleges the tech giant infringed on two of its patents.
The federal suit filed in the Eastern District of Missouri says Appistry and Amazon had discussed licensing agreements in 2004 regarding two patents Appistry was developing. Those patents allowed Appistry to better process information.
During a second meeting in 2004, Amazon employees asked highly detailed questions about Appistry’s technology, the lawsuit says. Appistry officials divulged details after Amazon’s director of systems research said the company would be skeptical of Appistry’s abilities if it did not disclose all of the details, the lawsuit says.
Later, Appistry learned that Amazon had no interest in licensing the technology, but had copied the technology for various Amazon services, the lawsuit says.