Network Signatures Sues ConocoPhillips
- April 10, 2012
Network Signatures [NPE] filed suit against ConocoPhillips. The complaint is currently unavailable. Network Signatures has filed over 60 suits since July 2006, typically alleging that the defendants’ websites infringe a patent related to network authentication using SSL encryption. Network Signatures has reached settlements with a number of companies including: Ace Hardware, Bank of America, Lowe’s Home Improvement Centers, Morgan Stanley & Co., and The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. The patent-in-suit was issued to the US Navy in 1996, and the US Navy entered into an exclusive license agreement with Metrix Services in 2004. Metrix Services transferred its entire right, title, and interest to Network Signatures in 2006. 4/6, Central District of California, Judge Andrew J. Guilford, 8:2012cv00529.