Cisco Told to Pay $23.5 Million Over Hacker-Security Patents

  • Jury found Cisco infringed patents held by SRI International
  • Technology tracks intrusions into computer networks by hackers

Cisco Systems Inc., the biggest maker of networking equipment, was ordered by a jury to pay more than $23.5 million to a nonprofit research center for infringing network-surveillance patents designed to identify hacking attacks on computer systems.

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