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Kaspersky Beats Patent Troll in Court Battle

Kaspersky Lab UK : 08 August, 2012  (Company News)
The IPAT patent problem of mopping up unclaimed technology patents has been beaten by Kaspersky in US Courts
Kaspersky Lab has won a three and a half year lawsuit against the IPAT (Information Protection and Authentication of Texas) patent troll.

In 2008, IPAT filed a lawsuit against Kaspersky Lab and 34 other IT and antivirus software companies, alleging patent infringements relating to technology for monitoring programs and data. All but one of the 35 companies against whom the lawsuit was filed succumbed to the U.S. patent troll (including such giants as Microsoft, Symantec, McAfee, and others). These companies now have to pay up to $5 million annually to IPAT.

Kaspersky Lab took the unequivocal stance of not bowing to pressure from IPAT and refused to settle out of court. In June 2012, after more than three years of confrontation and litigation, IPAT grudgingly admitted defeat following a decision in favor of Kaspersky Lab from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. What’s more, the court made its ruling with prejudice, meaning that IPAT can’t bring any more claims regarding that particular patent.

Commenting on Kaspersky Lab’s victory, Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of the company, stated: “This is a major achievement. Back in 2008 I said to our lawyers that there would be no backing down – we would go to court and fight it out with them. It was our first experience of a patent legal battle and we decided to stand our ground, stand up for our rights. Now we are mulling over ideas to strike back at the trolls. Not only are they extorting money, more importantly they are endangering technological progress!”Kaspersky Lab the only one of 35 companies to defeat IPAT patent troll
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