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October 02, 2012

Openet Wins Summary Judgement in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Openet has won summary judgement in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Amdocs (News - Alert).

Dublin-based telecoms software company Openet has secured the victory against the software service company, Amdocs, when the court concluded that Openet's (News - Alert) software does not infringe on patents owned by Amdoc.  

The suit was filed in August 2010. In the patent-infringement lawsuit, Amdoc alleged that Openet infringed two U.S. patents related to Openet's mediation products, specifically its ability to gather, combine and synthesize vast quantities of data in complex networks and systems. In January 2011, two additional patents were added to Amdoc's original complaint.

The company attempted injunction related to Openet’s mediation products, specifically its ability to gather, combine and synthesize the huge quantities of data generated within the world’s largest and most complex networks.

“We welcome the court’s decision,” said Openet CEO Niall Norton, in a statement. “Openet’s long history of innovative development respects the intellectual property rights of others. This judgement vindicates our strategy of innovation over litigation. I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the tireless efforts of our staff and legal team during this process.”Openet Mediation enables the efficient analysis of data that would otherwise be too voluminous and varied to process.   “Amdocs’ action shows it regards Openet as a serious competitive threat,” said Openet founder and CTO Joe Hogan (News - Alert). “Customers choose Openet because we channel our energy into creating better products instead of into litigation. Today’s judgement again proves that serving customers through product innovation is ultimately the best business strategy.”  

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Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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