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Protegrity

April 18, 2013 08:00 ET

Judge Rules in Support of Protegrity to Continue With Patent Litigations Against Voltage Security and SafeNet

Summary Judgment Denied on Patent Infringement Lawsuit

STAMFORD, CT--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2013) - Protegrity Corporation, a leading provider of end-to-end data security solutions, announced today that Voltage Security, Inc.'s and Ingrian Networks, Inc.'s (now SafeNet) requests for summary judgment of non-infringement have been denied by the judge. Court dates for trial will be set later this year. 

In April 2008, Protegrity sued Ingrian/SafeNet for infringing U.S. Patent 6,321,201, U.S. Patent 6,693,980, and U.S. Patent 7,325,129. After the court interpreted the claims of the patents, Protegrity filed additional lawsuits against Voltage Security and nuBridges, Inc. (now Liaison Technologies). Voltage Security initially sought to invalidate the claims of U.S. Patent 6,321,201 through reexamination, which proved unsuccessful. Voltage Security and Ingrian/SafeNet later filed motions asking the judge to rule in their favor on the question of infringement. Those motions were denied. The patent infringement lawsuit against nuBridges was settled in February 2013.

This ongoing legal battle concerns some of the core patents of Protegrity's data security software business. Protegrity's patents cover important methods for companies needing to comply with the data protection requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), state legislation, and others. These methods and innovations are incorporated into Protegrity's data protection software solutions, currently being used successfully by over 200 leading global companies in retail, travel, transportation, insurance and financial services.

In this legal effort, Protegrity seeks significant financial damages based on lost profits and defendant sales and a permanent injunction against use of the software.

"We continue to fight this legal battle for a very simple reason. Protegrity's intellectual property is being deliberately and unlawfully exploited," said Suni Munshani, CEO for Protegrity. "It is the right of the company to protect its inventions and property and Protegrity will take all steps necessary to ensure that our intellectual property is protected."

In addition to the ongoing patent litigation, additional patent infringement lawsuits were filed this month against the defendants for infringing U.S. Patent 8,402,281, data security system for a database.

About Protegrity

Headquartered in Stamford, CT, Protegrity provides high performance, infinitely scalable, end-to-end data security solutions that protect sensitive information across the enterprise from the point of acquisition to deletion. The company's award-winning software products span a variety of data protection methods, including end-to-end encryption, Vaultless Tokenization, masking, and monitoring and are backed by several important data protection technology patents. Currently, more than 200 enterprise customers worldwide rely on Protegrity's comprehensive data security solutions to enable compliance for PCI DSS, HIPAA and other data protection mandates while protecting their sensitive data, brand, and business reputation. For more information, please visit www.protegrity.com.

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