SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- GraphOn Corporation (OTCBB: GOJO.OB), a leading worldwide developer of server-based application publishing and Web-enabling software solutions, announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against Juniper Networks, Inc., alleging infringement of three GraphOn patents.
The complaint, filed in United States District Court in the Eastern District of Texas, alleges infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,826,014, 6,061,798 and 7,028,336 which protect GraphOns fundamental network security and firewall technologies. The suit alleges that Juniper Networks Hardware Security Client and its NetScreen, SSG and ISG series of firewall products infringe on the GraphOn patents. The suit seeks preliminary and permanent injunctive relief along with unspecified damages and fees.
In February 2005, GraphOn obtained the subject patents as part of its acquisition of Network Engineering Software, Inc. (NES). In addition to the subject patents, GraphOn acquired intellectual property, other patents, and patent applications resulting from more than ten years of development effort by NES.
The lawsuit filed against Juniper Networks follows the filing of a lawsuit against AutoTrader.com, Inc. in November 2005 for infringement of two other patents acquired in the NES acquisition that protect GraphOns unique method of maintaining an automated and network accessible database.
We have been very pleased with the acquisition of NES, said Robert Dilworth, GraphOns chief executive officer. The acquisition has provided us with technology that has application both to our current GO-Global product line and to the development of new products. Aggressively protecting the acquired technology is important to maximizing its value to GraphOn.
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