CA Technologies Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against AppDynamics
April 10, 2013
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CA Technologies filed a patent infringement lawsuit against AppDynamics in the US District Court in the Eastern District of New York.

CA Technologies is seeking undisclosed damages for lost profits and legal costs and an injunction against AppDynamics prohibiting the infringement of CA Technologies patents and the misuse of the company's intellectual property.

The complaint alleges that AppDynamics, founded by Jyoti Bansal, a former CA Technologies and Wily Technology employee, infringes three important CA Technologies APM patents.

CA Technologies took ownership of key APM patents, including the three described in the complaint, when the company acquired Wily Technology in 2006 for $375 million.

“CA Technologies takes seriously what it believes to be willful and deliberate patent infringement,” said Richard Donoghue, chief counsel for litigation, CA Technologies. “We will take all steps necessary to ensure that our intellectual property is protected.”

This is the second action CA Technologies has filed in connection with alleged infringement of patents obtained in the acquisition of Wily Technology. In November 2012, CA Technologies filed a lawsuit asserting patent infringement of the same three APM patents against software developer New Relic. New Relic’s founder, Lew Cirne, is listed as a co-inventor in two of the three patents. Cirne was a senior Wily Technology executive, who joined CA Technologies as part of the Wily acquisition and then left after a short period.

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