Judge Nixes Trend Micro Suit Over Software IP

Law360, New York (February 9, 2011, 1:23 PM EST) -- Ruling that there is no justiciable controversy between the parties, a judge has thrown out a declaratory judgment suit by Trend Micro Corp. seeking a ruling that it does not infringe a computer security software patent held by Fortinet Inc.

Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday granted Fortinet's motion to dismiss.

He ruled that although Fortinet can sue Trend Micro and has kept open the option of doing so at some time in the future, those...
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