Brocade Gets Injunction Against A10
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD) today announced that a San Jose federal court denied A10 Networks’ request to stay a new permanent injunction originally issued on Jan. 23, 2013, barring A10 from using four Brocade trade secrets a jury found A10 stole and incorporated in its AX series products. This order followed previous rulings for a permanent injunction for patent infringement as well as $60 million in damages for copyright infringement. As a result, A10 is now prohibited from “making, using, selling, offering to sell, or importing any AX series application delivery controller” that uses Brocade’s trade secrets or infringes on Brocade’s patents. On Aug. 6, 2012, a jury in the case of Brocade v. A10 Networks found for Brocade on four claims of patent infringement involving technologies for Global Server Load Balancing and High Availability and found that the A10 AX Series line of load balancers infringe on these specific patents. Brocade Communications Systems Inc.