WATERLOO, Ontario, Feb. 18, 2015 /CNW/ -- OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), today announced a San Francisco Federal Court Jury has found that both Box, Inc. and Carahsoft Technology Corporation infringed three Open Text patents through the sale of Box's editing product known as Box Edit, and awarded nearly $5 million in damages.1
The Jury found that both Box and Carahsoft directly and contributorily infringed, as well as induced others to infringe claims of all three patents. In so doing, the jury determined that Box Edit for Mac, Box Edit for Windows, and the Box Android application all infringed. The jury further rejected anticipation and obviousness defenses for the asserted claims and found that the patents were valid.
"We are pleased the Jury has vindicated Open Text's position that the three file synchronization/edit patents were both infringed and valid," says Gordon A. Davies, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Open Text Corporation. "The assertion of these patents is tangible proof of our ongoing efforts to vigorously protect our intellectual property rights and business interests."
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