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Oct 2 2008   8:20AM GMT

Quantum-Riverbed bout ends with $11M handshake

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Backup vendor Quantum and WAN optimization specialist Riverbed Technology dropped their respective data deduplication patent lawsuits against each other this week, with Riverbed agreeing to pay Quantum $11 million. Both sides dropped all claims and agreed not to file more data deduplication patent suits against the other.

The legal scuffle began in October when Quantum charged Riverbed with infringing on a dedupe patent granted to Rocksoft in 1999 and later acquired by Quantum through an acquisition. Riverbed countered in November with its own suit, charging that Quantum’s dedupe products infringe on a Riverbed patent.

From here, the settlement looks like a draw. Quantum got paid, but didn’t get Riverbed to stop using the technology in its WAN appliances as it tried to do in its suit. Such a judgment would have cost Riverbed at lot more than $11 million.

 

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