Carbonite Wins Non-Practicing Entity Patent Suit against Oasis Research
BOSTON, March 27, 2013
BOSTON, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a
leading provider of cloud backup solutions for consumers and small businesses,
announced today that it prevailed at trial in a non-practicing entity (NPE)
patent suit brought by Oasis Research LLC, after a Texas federal jury
concluded that Oasis' patents were invalid.
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Oasis sued Carbonite and 17 other companies over four patents in August 2010.
All of the defendants other than Carbonite and EMC Corp. settled or were
dismissed before trial.
"We are very pleased with the outcome of the case and the jury's decision,"
said Danielle Sheer, Vice President and General Counsel of Carbonite.
"Verdicts like ours against NPEs are too few and far between," said David
Friend, Chairman and CEO of Carbonite. "Fortunately, in the realm of NPE
litigation, the laws are changing and the courts are changing. We hope that
verdicts like ours will serve to raise awareness of the issues surrounding
intellectual property and NPEs."
Carbonite was represented by Matthew B. Lowrie and Kevin M. Littman of Foley &
Lardner LLP, and by Andy Tindel, Attorney at Law. The case is Oasis Research
LLC v. EMC Corp. et al., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), is a leading provider of online backup
solutions for consumers and small businesses. Subscribers in more than 100
countries rely on Carbonite to provide easy-to-use, affordable and secure
cloud backup solutions with anytime, anywhere data access. Carbonite's backup
solution runs on both the Windows and Mac platforms. The company has backed up
more than 300 billion files, restored nearly 20 billion files, and currently
backs up more than 350 million files each day. For more information, please
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