28:1338 Patent Infringement
Brocade Communications Systems Inc. reached a settlement Monday with A10 Networks Inc. on the eve of a trial in which A10 contested the methodology behind a $112 million damages award Brocade won in its patent infringement and trade secrets trial against A10 last year.
A California federal judge refused Tuesday to stay an injunction on A10 Networks Inc. networking equipment found to infringe Brocade Communications Systems Inc. patents, but as A10 appealed the ruling Thursday, the company said the injunction will have no effect because it has redesigned its products.
Five months after a federal jury found that networking equipment supplier A10 Networks Inc. had infringed three patents held by rival Brocade Communications Systems Inc., a California magistrate judge Thursday issued an injunction barring further use of the technology.
A California federal jury has awarded $112 million to networking equipment supplier Brocade Communications Systems Inc., finding that A10 Networks Inc. stole trade secrets and infringed its intellectual property to start a competing business with ex-Brocade workers, Brocade said Monday.
Brocade Communications Systems Inc. agreed Wednesday to drop claims against a former employee accused of sharing trade secrets with a former boss who started rival A10 Networks Inc., after a hearing revealed that Brocade's attorneys had used inadmissible testimony obtained in a confidential settlement meeting to amend the complaint against the employee.
A California federal judge on Tuesday allowed Brocade Communications Systems Inc. to pursue a lawsuit against A10 Networks, finding the technology company had supported allegations that its rival stole trade secrets in order to set up a competing business with ex-Brocade employees.
A former Brocade Communications Systems Inc. employee asked a California federal judge on Monday to impose sanctions on the data storage company for allegedly forcing him to defend a groundless lawsuit for nearly two years.
A California federal judge on Tuesday hit A10 Networks Inc. with $26,680 in sanctions for failing to timely produce source code and publicly filing confidential information of Brocade Communications Systems Inc., which accuses A10 of poaching trade secrets and workers, as well as breach of contract.
A California federal judge on Tuesday denied Brocade Communications Systems Inc.'s motion for a temporary restraining order in a suit brought against several former employees and tech company A10 Networks Inc. for allegedly poaching trade secrets and workers.