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Brocade Says It Wins $112 Million Verdict Against A10

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Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Brocade Communications Systems Inc. said it won a $112 million verdict in a patent- and copyright-infringement trial in federal court in San Jose, California, against A10 Networks Inc.

Brocade sued A10 in 2010, claiming patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, among other claims. The claims covered all of A10’s AX Series load balancing server products, said John Noh, a spokesman for San Jose-based Brocade, in an e-mailed statement.

Kelly LeBlanc, an A10 spokeswoman, didn’t immediately return a call or e-mail yesterday after regular business hours seeking comment on the trial. The verdict couldn’t be immediately confirmed from court records.

“The jury made a strong statement that returned an unambiguous verdict for patent and copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation covering all of A10’s AX Series load balancing server products,” Noh said in his statement.

The case is Brocade Communications Systems Inc. v. A10 Networks Inc., 10-cv-03428, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Jose).

To contact the reporter on this story: Joel Rosenblatt in San Francisco at jrosenblatt@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Hytha at mhytha@bloomberg.net

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