Skype, barely recovered from its major consumer service outage, a patent infringement lawsuit against the company filed in the United States by the Gradient Enterprises -- patent no. 7,669,207, entitled "Method For Detecting, Reporting And Responding To Network Node-Level Events And A System Thereof" is surfaced.
The description summary reads:
A system for detecting, reporting and responding to network node-level occurrences on a network-wide level includes one or more first mobile agents, each of the one or more first mobile agents is hosted by one of a plurality of nodes in the network.
An event detection system communicates network event information associated with an event detected at one or more of the nodes in the network to the one or more first mobile agents, and a reporting system disseminates from the one or more first mobile agents information describing the detected event to one or more other nodes.