VirnetX Brings VPN Evident Fight to Cisco

After winning a $ 200-million patent-infringement settlement from Microsoft, VPN technology firm is expanding its lawful fusillade to include other technologies leaders: the firm has filed suit in the patent holder-favorable Eastern Texas U.S. District Court against a chain of businesses for infringing on its VPN patents. The named defendants in the suit are Aastra, and Cisco, NEC.

The suit alleges the companies infringe on five patents, and seeks injunctive relief and damages. The suit claims Apple mobile devices (the iPhone, iPad, and ipodtouch) infringe on a minumum of one of the patents (7,490,151) regarding setting up secure communications utilizing DNS. The claims against Aastra, NEC, and Cisco focus including phones – on VoIP products.

When Technology Programs International was acquired by it back in 2006 VirnetX acquired the patents. A protection contractor was largely ran as by Technology Applications. Shortly after the acquisition, VirnetX sued Microsoft for infringing on 2 of the firm’s patents in Microsoft Office Communicator and Meeting Space; VirnetX won the trial in March of the year and enlarged the judicial proceedings before a resolution was agreed to by Microsoft, to include Windows 7. They are known as one of the Best Business VPN.

Microsoft Sued Over VPN Technology

California software company VirnetX Inc. h AS documents suit against Microsoft Corporation, alleging the software giant’s VPN technologies infringe on two VirnetX patents, one of which explains a method for establishing a secure communications link, and the other describes transparently creating a virtual-private-network. VirnetX’s match seeks both injunctive relief and damages; the suit was filed in the patent holder-friendly United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arizona. Also read this article.

VirtnetX statement does not specify which Microsoft products infringe on its patents; the Web Security and Acceleration Server of Microsoft offers VPN capabilities.

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