Jury Finds in Follow-On Case that GENBAND Does Not Infringe Metaswitch's Patents

Mar 17, 2016, 22:48 ET from GENBAND

PLANO, Texas, March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In January, a jury returned a verdict finding widespread infringement by Metaswitch Networks Ltd and Metaswitch Networks Corp. of seven GENBAND patents.  Among the Metaswitch products found to infringe in that case were: Metaswitch's Session Border Controllers; Metaswitch's Integrated Softswitches; Metaswitch's Call Feature Servers; Metaswitch's Universal Media Gateways; and Metaswitch's MTAS platform with both Accession (supporting Call Jump) and Commportal software (supporting Click to Dial). (Click here for the January announcement).

Today, a jury in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas returned a verdict in the follow-on case brought by Metaswitch. The jury found that GENBAND does not infringe any of Metaswitch's six asserted patents and found that three of them are invalid. In doing so, the jury rejected Metaswitch's claim for over $59 million in damages.

Mr. David Walsh, GENBAND's CEO, said, "GENBAND has long been an innovator, and respects intellectual property rights.  Since the beginning, GENBAND believed that there was no merit to Metaswitch's infringement claims. I am pleased that the jury found in our favor. All of us at GENBAND appreciate the time and effort spent by the Court and the jury in resolving this important dispute."

GENBAND is seeking an injunction based on its success in the January trial to prevent further infringement by Metaswitch (GENBAND US LLC v. Metaswitch Networks Ltd and Metaswitch Networks Corp., Civil Action No. 2:14-cv-33).

Additional information about the follow-on case can be obtained from publicly available court records. The case is styled Metaswitch Networks Ltd v. GENBAND US LLC, et al., Civil Action No. 2:14-cv-744, and is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. GENBAND is represented in this case by Baker Botts L.L.P. and the Dacus Firm, P.C.

About GENBAND
GENBAND, a 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50, is a global leader in real-time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries. Kandy, its award-winning, disruptive real-time communications software development platform, is built from the company's global telecommunications network and security technologies. The platform enables these companies to easily embed a full suite of voice, video, chat, screen-sharing and collaboration capabilities into their existing business, web and mobile applications.  The company's Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND's market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today's consumers and businesses for real-time communications wherever they happen to be. To learn more visit genband.com.

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