Centripetal Networks Awarded $2.6 to $3.2 Billion in Patent Damages for Cisco’s Willful Patent Infringement
Yesterday, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Honorable Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. issued Judgment in favor of Centripetal Networks after the conclusion of a 22-day bench trial in Centripetal Networks, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., Case No. 2:18-cv-94.
At trial, Centripetal Networks asserted that Cisco Systems (“Cisco”) infringed five U.S. patents: U.S. Patent Nos. 9,137,205 (“the ‘205 Patent”), 9,203,806 (“the ‘806 Patent”), 9,500,176 (“the ‘176 Patent”), 9,686,193 (“the ‘193 Patent”), 9,917,856 (“the ‘856 Patent”). Centripetal’s technology is designed to apply massively scaled intelligence to proactively defend internet connected networks. Centripetal innovated for the past decade and invested extensively to develop each component of its suite of security technologies. The company developed an intelligence driven security gateway branded RuleGATE® which enables a powerful cost-effective service called CleanINTERNET®. This layer of protection makes it extremely difficult for an attacker to penetrate and exploit legitimate networks.