Network-1 Targets 12 Data Networking Companies in Latest Suits
- January 22, 2013
Network-1 Security Solutions filed twelve separate suits against Allied Telesis, Avaya, Dell, D-Link, HP, Huawei Technologies, Juniper Networks, Polycom, NEC, Samsung, ShoreTel, and Sony alleging infringement of patents related to delivering power over Ethernet cables. Since August 2005, Network-1 has filed three prior suits against over 20 defendants, including Cisco, 3Com, Dell, and HP. In July 2010, Network-1 reached settlement agreements with Cisco, 3Com, Extreme Networks, and Netgear over similar litigation. The patent asserted in the prior suits originated with Merlot Communications before being assigned to Network-1 Security Solutions in November 2003. 1/17, Eastern District of Texas, 6:2013cv00069; 6:2013cv00070; 6:2013cv00071; 6:2013cv00072; 6:2013cv00073; 6:2013cv00074; 6:2013cv00075; 6:2013cv00076; 6:2013cv00077; 6:2013cv00078; 6:2013cv00079; 6:2013cv00080.