PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lanier Law Firm is announcing a patent infringement lawsuit filed on behalf of Freemont, Calif.-based Twin Peaks Software Inc. against Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) and its Sunnyvale, Calif.-based subsidiary Gluster Inc. The lawsuit, filed Feb. 23, 2012, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that Red Hat and Gluster are infringing Twin Peaks' U.S. Patent No. 7,418,439. The '439 patent covers a "Mirror File System" involved in the management of data on computer networks. On August 26, 2008, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the '439 patent to inventor John P. Wong, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Twin Peaks. Twin Peaks produces replication and clustering products using the Mirror File System to provide a multi-location, always-available model of computer data management that improves hardware utilization. According to the lawsuit, Red Hat and Gluster have infringed the patent by making and selling infringing software products for managing data on computer networks. Twin Peaks is represented by intellectual property attorneys Christopher Banys and Richard C. Lin from the Palo Alto, Calif., office of The Lanier Law Firm. The case is Twin Peaks Software Inc. v. Red Hat Inc and Gluster Inc ., No. 4:12-cv-0911-LB. With offices in Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Palo Alto, The Lanier Law Firm is committed to addressing client concerns with effective and innovative solutions in courtrooms across the country. The firm is composed of outstanding trial attorneys with decades of experience handling cases involving pharmaceutical liability, asbestos exposure, intellectual property, business litigation, product liability, maritime law, bad faith insurance claims, and sports and entertainment law. For more information, please contact J.D. Cargill at 713-659-5200 or Alan Bentrup at 800-559-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.