Implicit Expands Network Management Campaign Against Both New and Familiar Defendants

February 10, 2019

Implicit, LLC has filed a new round of Eastern District of Texas cases in its long-running litigation targeting network management products, hitting CA Technologies (2:19-cv-00038), Fortinet (2:19-cv-00039), and Imperva (2:19-cv-00040), all defendants new to the campaign, as well as Juniper Networks (2:19-cv-00037), Sandvine (2:19-cv-00041), and Sophos (2:19-cv-00042), all sued previously. In earlier court decisions, the patents have been divided into Implicit’s “Demultiplexing Patents”, generally related 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”, and its “Applet Patents”, broadly concerning “server technology for providing applets and applications to a client computer”. More than a dozen Implicit patents have been asserted since this campaign began, with eight patents—five from the first category and three from the second—at issue in these newest complaints. All six defendants are accused of infringing the three applet patents, with all but Sophos charged with infringement of the five demultiplexing patents.

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