VirnetX Receives Markman Order In Patent Infringement Action Against Avaya and Siemens
Court Stands by Original Ruling
ZEPHYR COVE, Nevada – August 2, 2012 – VirnetX Holding Corporation (NYSE MKT: VHC), an Internet security software and technology company, announced today that on August 1, 2012, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, issued its patent claim construction, or "Markman" Order ("Markman Order") in the ongoing patent infringement action between VirnetX Inc. ("VirnetX") and Avaya Inc. and Siemens Enterprise Communications GmBH & Co. KG; Siemens Enterprise Communications, Inc.
In a Markman ruling, a district court hearing a patent infringement case interprets and rules on the scope and meaning of disputed patent claim language regarding the patents in suit. A Markman decision is often a significant factor in the progress and outcome of patent infringement litigation.
In the recently issued Markman Order, the Court denied the request by the defendants to change the interpretation of some of the claim terms that were in dispute in the litigation, leaving them unchanged from what was previously adopted by the court in the Markman ruling in its other ongoing infringement action against Cisco, Apple and NEC.
"We are extremely pleased with the Court's Markman Order. We remain confident in the merits of our complaint against Avaya and Siemens" said Kendall Larsen, VirnetX President and CEO. "While the outcome of this and any legal matter is unpredictable, we believe the Court's Markman Order is another significant step towards the successful resolution of this litigation."
VirnetX Holding Corporation is an Internet security software and technology company with patented technology for secure communications including 4G LTE security. The Company’s software and technology solutions, including its secure domain name registry and GABRIEL Connection Technology™, are designed to facilitate secure communications and to create a secure environment for real-time communication applications such as instant messaging, VoIP, smart phones, eReaders and video conferencing. The Company’s patent portfolio includes 20 U.S. and 26 international patents and over 100 pending applications. For more information, please visit www.virnetx.com.
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