Implicit Hits Palo Alto Networks as Stays Halt Its Ericsson and Huawei Suits

June 7, 2017

Inventor-controlled Implicit, LLC has filed a new case against Palo Alto Networks (6:17-cv-00336), asserting the same six patents already at issue in the campaign (6,324,685; 8,694,683; 8,856,779; 9,270,790; 9,325,740; 9,591,104). The patents fall into two families, one generally directed to “technology for computer message exchange processing and more specifically to technology for dynamically converting the form of the messages as the messages are being exchanged” (the ‘683, ‘790, and ‘104 patents, collectively characterized by the court as the “Demultiplexing Patents”) and the other generally directed to “server technology for providing applets and applications to a client computer” (the ‘685, ‘779, and ‘740 patents, collectively termed the “Applet Patents”). The new complaint targets Palo Alto Networks’s PAN-OS 8.0 and other software and services “directed to analysis and detection of packet content including attacks arising in a data network environment”. This latest complaint follows recent stays in two of three open cases in the campaign, one each against Ericsson and Huawei, to facilitate settlements.

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