Cisco Systems Inc. was hit Monday with a $1.9 billion judgment in a 2018 patent infringement suit filed by Centripetal Networks, a small cybersecurity firm in Virginia.
The judgment found for Centripetal in four of Centripetal’s patent claims. A fifth claim related to Centripetal’s 2015 patent for “Methods and Systems for Protecting a Secured Network,” was not found to be infringed.
“We are disappointed with the trial court’s decision given the substantial evidence of non-infringement, invalidity and that Cisco’s innovations predate the patents by many years,” Cisco spokeswoman Robyn Blum said in a statement. “We look forward to the Federal Court’s review on appeal.”