MobileIron Wins Jury Verdict in Clean Sweep
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), the leader in mobile enterprise security, today announced a very favorable jury verdict in its patent case with Good Technology. The jury:
- Upheld MobileIron's Enterprise App Store patent, U.S. Patent No. 8,359,016, as valid;
- Held that two of Good Technology's patents are invalid;
- Held that MobileIron's products do not infringe any of the Good Technology patents in the case;
- Rejected Good Technology's Lanham Act claim for false advertising; and
- Awarded no damages to either side.
"We are pleased that the jury recognized our focus on innovation in enterprise mobility," said Bob Tinker, CEO of MobileIron. "Good Technology started this litigation over two years ago in 2012, and we are glad to now have this verdict validating our enterprise app store and affirming our position that we did not infringe any of their patents."
Three of Good Technology's Patents Invalidated – one by court and two by jury
In a summary judgment order shortly before the trial commenced, the court invalidated Good Technology's Patent No. 6,151,606, which Good has said covers a workspace data manager to synchronize data on a smartphone. This patent was the centerpiece of past Good/Visto lawsuits against Microsoft, BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion), and others. In trial, the jury further held that two additional Good Technology patents were invalid as obvious: Good Technology's Patent No. 8,012,219 covering a technique of selective wipe, and Patent No. 7,970,386 focusing on certain device monitoring technologies. None of these three patents can now be asserted against any other vendor, pending appeal.
Finally, the jury also rejected Good Technology's Lanham Act claim that certain communications from a MobileIron salesperson contained false or misleading statements about Good's products, holding instead that the statements in question were not false or misleading.
On Good Technology's one patent that survived invalidation by the jury, Patent No. 7,702,322 which covers a particular implementation of software distribution, the jury found that MobileIron's products did not infringe. The jury also held that MobileIron's products did not infringe the two Good Technology patents that it invalidated. In addition, Good's product was held not to infringe MobileIron's patent.
Good Technology and MobileIron have ongoing patent litigation in other cases in which the companies are alleging patent infringement against each other, as well as inter partes review proceedings against each other's patents.
MobileIron was represented by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, including Neel Chatterjee, Vickie Feeman, Lillian Mao, Glen Liu, Will Melehani and Frances Cheever.
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