Network Signatures Sues General Mills
Network Signatures [NPE] filed suit against General Mills, alleging that defendant’s website infringes a patent related to network authentication using SSL encryption. Network Signatures has filed over 60 suits since July 2006, and 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, who 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. 11/9, Central District of California, 8:2011cv01729.