IBM, Sun, Others Face Data Encryption Patent Suit

Law360, New York (February 9, 2010, 1:07 PM EST) -- IBM Corp., Sun Microsystems Inc. and Oracle Corp. are among a slew of major technology companies that have been hit with a patent infringement suit by encryption technology company TecSec Inc.

In a suit filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, TecSec claims that nearly a dozen companies have infringed 11 of its patents for technology used to encrypt commercial data, including credit card and health care information.

In addition to IBM, Sun, and Oracle, other companies named as defendants...
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