Sterne Kessler client Veeam Software announced today that the first patent litigation Symantec brought against Veeam ended with a resounding victory for Veeam when Symantec dismissed its Federal Circuit appeal of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s decision to cancel all asserted claims of the final remaining patent (U.S. Pat. No. 7,093,086) asserted by Symantec in that district court action.
When it first sued Veeam in February 2012, Symantec asserted that Veeam’s products infringed various claims from four Symantec patents: U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,093,086, 6,931,558, 7,191,299, and 7,254,682. Over the next three years, Veeam either forced Symantec to dismiss the asserted claims of the patents with prejudice in the district court action or obtained rulings from the USPTO that the asserted patent claims were invalid in the inter partes review proceedings initiated by Veeam, or both. The first case is now over, and Symantec cannot assert these patent claims against Veeam’s current products again.
Veeam was represented by Mark Fox Evens, Lori A. Gordon, Byron L. Pickard, Michael Q. Lee, Michael B. Ray, Jonathan M. Strang, and Daniel Block of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C.
Please see the full press release announcing this settlement at Veeam's website.