Federal District Court Rules in Favor of Centripetal Networks, Denying Three Separate Motions to Dismiss and Transfer Patent Infringement Case Over Keysight Technologies and Ixia

Posted by Thomas Bain on November 28, 2017

Herndon, VA. – November 28, 2017 – Centripetal Networks, the first company in the cybersecurity market to fully operationalize and automate threat intelligence at scale, today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a key ruling in the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Centripetal in July 2017. The ruling denies the motion to dismiss and transfer filed by the Defendants Ixia and Keysight Technologies, (NYSE: KEYS) thus setting a trial date in the case for October 2, 2018.

The three motions denied are as follows:

  1. The Defendants’ motion seeking to dismiss aspects of Centripetal’s patent infringement case
  2. The Defendants’ motion seeking to dismiss Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) from the case
  3. The Defendants’ motion seeking to transfer the case from U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Virginia to the U.S. District Court of Delaware

The Court’s ruling allows Centripetal Networks to continue its efforts to protect its groundbreaking innovations against both Ixia and Keysight Technologies in its home state of Virginia, avoiding significant delays sought by Keysight and Ixia, in their bid to transfer the case to Delaware. 

“Centripetal Networks is pleased with the outcome of dismissal in all three motions sought by Ixia and Keysight Technologies,” said Steven Rogers, CEO of Centripetal Networks. “These developments reiterate the merits of our infringement case, and we plan to proceed accordingly to obtain a final result to protect our innovations that is fair and justified. We look forward to our trial date.”

Filed in July 2017, Centripetal’s lawsuit asserts that Keysight and Ixia’s ThreatARMOR, Vision ONE, and Application and Threat Intelligence products and services are infringing at least four key patents invented by researchers at Centripetal Networks. The Defendants’ response of filing a motion to transfer the case to the U.S. District Court of Delaware was based on a prior non-disclosure agreement between Centripetal Networks and Ixia.  Further, Keysight Technologies also sought to dismiss the case against it because it contended that it was not responsible for the alleged infringement. The Court denied all motions, and entered a schedule including a near-term trial date of October 2, 2018. 

Centripetal Networks’ innovations are gaining visibility in the broader cybersecurity market, including recent recognition by Gartner as a 2017 Cool Vendor, and by SINET as a SINET 16 Innovator for 2017.

About Centripetal Networks                                                                                                Centripetal Networks Inc. is dedicated to protecting organizations from advanced threats by operationalizing intelligence-driven security. Centripetal delivers the market’s only patented Threat Intelligence Gateway platform to customers for scalable intelligence-led defense. With Centripetal, customers across every vertical and of every size can persistently prevent over 90% of known threats with applied threat intelligence, rapid correlation and automated enforcement of millions of complex IOC rules against live network traffic with live cyber analyst support. 

For more information, visit www.centripetalnetworks.com.

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