|By PR Newswire||
|June 16, 2008 08:30 PM EDT||
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VirnetX Holding Corporation , a leader in secure real-time communications and collaborations technology, said today that on June 3, 2008, the court denied the Motion to Dismiss filed by Microsoft in connection with VirnetX's lawsuit against Microsoft.
The suit alleges patent infringement by Redmond, WA-based Microsoft Corporation, and seeks damages, injunctive relief and costs. The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division on February 15, 2007. Subsequently, Microsoft filed a counterclaim seeking to invalidate the patents, and on March 31, 2008, filed its Motion to Dismiss VirnetX's case. The court's order denying Microsoft's motion expressly confirmed VirnetX's constitutional standing to sue for patent infringement. The court based its order on the fact that parties with exclusionary rights and interests in a patent have constitutional standing to sue infringers. Only VirnetX holds exclusive rights and interests in its patents. Also pursuant to the court decision, on June 10, 2008, San Diego-based SAIC joined VirnetX in its lawsuit.
VirnetX President and CEO Kendall Larsen commented, "We look forward to a fair and speedy resolution of our complaint against one of the world's biggest and most powerful corporations. We hope that we will be able to arrive at a streamlined and negotiated settlement that recognizes our rights. We believe our patents are strong and valid, and we intend to vigorously enforce them."
VirnetX Holding Corporation, a secure real-time communications and collaboration technology company, is engaged in commercializing its patent portfolio by developing a licensing program, as well as developing software products designed to create a secure environment for real-time communications such as instant messaging and Voice over Internet Protocol. For more information, visit http://www.virnetx.com/.
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