CA Technologies Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against AppDynamics, Inc.
Complaint Alleges AppDynamics Infringes Patents Obtained by CA Technologies as
Part of its 2006 Acquisition of Wily Technology
ISLANDIA, N.Y. -- April 10, 2013
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced it has filed a patent
infringement lawsuit against AppDynamics Inc., a provider of
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based Application Performance Management (APM)
software, in the U.S. 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
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