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MobileIron, Good Technology Settle Remaining Patent Disputes

MobileIron and Good Technology say they’ve settled what remains of their litigation over patent infringement.

The settlement includes a narrow, non-material license agreement between the two companies, and a mutual dismissal of claims. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

MobileIron wouldn’t comment on the settlement. Good Technology, which BlackBerry recently bought, also wouldn’t comment.

Blackberry was not a party to either the litigation or the license and settlement agreement.

On Oct. 30, Blackberry completed its acquisition of Good Technology for $425 million in cash. BlackBerry said, with Good Technology, it will expand its presence with global enterprise and government customers.

In August, a U.S. District Court jury in Northern California delivered a mostly favorable verdict to MobileIron in a 2012 patent infringement case filed by Good.

With its verdict, the jury upheld as valid MobileIron’s Enterprise App Store Patent and held that two of Good’s patents were invalid. It also held that MobileIron’s products do not infringe on any of the Good Technology patents in the case.

In addition, it rejected Good’s Lanham Act claim for false advertising.

However, no damages were awarded to either side.

Good alleged in its suit that MobileIron infringed on its mobile-device management (MDM) patents.


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