Quest Hits Centrify, Likewise With Software Patent Suit

Law360, New York (August 30, 2010, 5:04 PM EDT) -- Quest Software Inc. has accused Centrify Corp. and Likewise Software Inc. of infringing a patent for software that allows computers to communicate with different operating systems.

The plaintiff launched its suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah on Friday, claiming that Centrify's DirectControl product and Likewise's Management Suit product infringe U.S. Patent Number 7,617,501.

Quest acquired the patent, titled “Apparatus, system and method for managing policies on a computer having a foreign operating system,” when it purchased Vintela Inc. in May 2005,...
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