Litigation over Former Caspian Networks Patents Expands to Hit Fortinet, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks

  • June 20, 2020
  • Category: New Patent Litigation
    Market Sector: Networking

Sable Networks, Inc. (as patent owner) and Sable IP, LLC (as exclusive licensee) have added Juniper Networks (6:20-cv-00524) as a Western District of Texas defendant to the campaign that it began in April with a case against Cisco there. The plaintiffs have also sued Fortinet (5:20-cv-00109) and Palo Alto Networks (5:20-cv-00111), this time in the Eastern District of Texas, all of the cases over multiple network traffic management patents, the original development work for which occurred at Caspian Networks (f/k/a Packetcom, LLC), a company formed in 1998 by Lawrence G. Roberts, characterized in the plaintiffs’ complaints as one of the “founding fathers of the Internet”. Various networking devices are the accused products throughout.

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