MDM Wars: Good Technology Sues AirWatch and MobileIron
Good Technology has filed patent infringement lawsuits against competitors MobileIron and Airwatch citing 4 of the company's 75 patents. Good's patents are broad and basic to Mobile Device Management functionality, raising the question of whether all of the scores of players in the MDM space have to go through the Good tollbooth.
Good Technology has filed two separate patent infringement lawsuits related to the management of mobile data and devices. Good, best-known lately for their containerization solution to securing mobile phones and tablets, announced on Wednesday that it has filed the legal actions against native mobile management companies MobileIron and AirWatch, shaking the mobile device management space. Click here for a home page Good has established for the litigation. Security and management for mobile devices have become ever more important as corporate information makes its way onto employees' personal devices. Good is claiming that MobileIron and AirWatch products infringe on 4 of its patents. The lawsuit against MobileIron claims that its Docs@Work, AppConnect, and AppTunnel products infringe on its patents. Good complained that AirWatch MDM and related products infringe on its IP. Note that other companies license and resell AirWatch technology. Read full story on BYTE
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