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Cisco ordered to pay $70 million in civil fraud patent case

Cisco Systems, Inc. will provide $ 70 million in damages payable to the patentee licensor Xpert Universe Inc. for fraudulently obtaining the techn...

 

Cisco ordered to pay  million in civil fraud patent case

Cisco Systems, Inc. will provide $ 70 million in damages payable to the patentee licensor Xpert Universe Inc. for fraudulently obtaining the technology developed by the company in New York, a jury found Friday, according to court documents.

The jury also found that two patents Cisco Xpert Universe violated and awarded an additional $ 34,000 in damage to these claims.

Cisco, the world’s largest maker of networking equipment, said he would appeal if the court has no influence on the jury verdict.

“We are surprised and very disappointed with the verdict of the jury,” Cisco said in a statement emailed after the verdict was rendered by a federal court in Delaware.

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according to the lawsuit San Jose, California, Cisco “Expert on Demand” software platform was developed based on a software Xpert Universe.

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Cisco said violated an agreement not to disclose that he had signed and filed patents on the technology developed by Xpert Universe. He said that the companies have entered into a relationship in which Cisco distributes the technology was developed with experts Xpert Universe effectively responds to the call centers.

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said that the companies have signed non-disclosure agreement before he showed Cisco “all aspects of intellectual property.”

Cisco Xpert Universe approached in 2004 and the companies worked together until 2007, when Cisco is the link Xpert Universe said in his trial.

The following year, Cisco announced that he “Expert on Demand” launching. Xpert Universe filed its complaint in 2009.

a court filing this week, Cisco, said U.S. District Judge Richard Andrews in Wilmington, that “there is no evidence from which the jury could find in favor of XU on his fraudulent concealment or patent applications.”

Xpert Universe Stroock & Stroock lawyer Charles Cantine & Lavan LLP of said the company was “very happy” with the ruling.

The Case of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware Xpert Universe Inc. vs. Cisco Systems Inc., 09-157.