Netskope Files Declaratory Judgment IP Suit Over Cloud Tech

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By Jasmin Jackson (March 28, 2022, 7:07 PM EDT) — Cloud security company Netskope has launched a suit in California federal court seeking a declaration that it does not infringe software maker Fortinet’s six patents covering cybersecurity technology.

Netskope Inc. asserted in a Thursday complaint that direct competitor Fortinet Inc. has for months “repeatedly threatened” to sue it over the alleged infringement of patents for cloud-security software. Netskope claimed that its rival has “flatly refused” its requests for evidence that could back up Fortinet’s “exorbitant” demands for $100 million for a limited-term license.

“Fortinet has been unwilling to identify the individual patent claims it thinks Netskope infringes [or] the specific Netskope…

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