I am running a small business IT Consulting/Staffing company. I received a letter from Advanced Dynamic Inferfaces LLC claming that they owned
US Patents : 7062,502 and 7401,094 and using Oracle Application Express for developing software or providing consulting services Infringe their patents
and damage them. As far as I know Oracle Application Express is owned by Oracle and is free to use by anyone.
In our case, we did not develop or sell any software or provide any services on oracle apex. We only advertised we offer consulting services for APEX like other
At this point I dont know what to do. Someone please advice
That was the intent, to worry you into calling the "other" attorney. Brent Farney, the signer of the letter is in fact a personal injury attorney and Advanced Dynamic Inferfaces LLC is a shell for all this. If they had a real beef, it would be with Oracle, not you. If it still worries you, just have your attorney fire a letter back to this clown. These attorney letters flying back and forth usually spell the end of it and are usually done at no charge if by a reputable firm.
You know pretty much about. Yes, its Advanced Dynamic Interface LLC. I went to another attorney to send a letter and he said, Initial Charge is $2000 to start with, and There willl be a cost of
approximately $6000. It looks like some others also receiving the same kind of letter from Advanced Dynamic Interface LLC
I think Oracle (if anyone) should be more concerned about this than you or any other small company that has received this letter. btw, $2000 is not right for a letter. Keep looking in the event you have a real need for an attorney some day. You should be able to find one that will do an initial consultation about your business in general (1 hour or so, or no charge at all). After that, you will hopefully never need them. It's no big deal.
Yes, I read both of the patents that ADI are clamming. One is an extension of claims of the other. However, I know that Oracle had a product at least a couple of years before the claim called webdb that is similar of what the patent claims it does. So, based on my limited understanding of patents this should not precede. But again I am not a patent lawyer, nor a member of a jury.
Below is a public link to a pdf file called webdb-getting-started.pdf from 1999, here you can find an example in Chapter 4 (Building Components) that is similar of what the patent claims.