BackWeb Adds Sybase and iAnywhere as Defendants in its Patent Infringement Lawsuit
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 15, 2009 - BackWeb Technologies Ltd. (Pink Sheets: BWEBF or BWEBF.PK) announced today that it has amended the patent infringement lawsuit it filed on March 20, 2009 in the United States District Court in San Francisco, California, to include Sybase and its subsidiary iAnywhere as additional defendants in the action BackWeb initially filed against Microsoft. BackWeb is seeking damages, an injunction and a declaration by the Court that Sybase's/iAnywhere's software products infringe BackWeb's patents.
BackWeb alleges the Sybase/iAnywhere Afaria product infringes three U.S. patents owned by BackWeb covering methods for transmitting information between a remote network and a local computer. The lawsuit against Microsoft alleged infringement of the same three patents, as well as a fourth BackWeb patent. The Sybase/iAnywhere Afaria product is used by companies for centrally managing devices, including managing and updating the data, content and software on the devices.
Bill Heye, CEO of BackWeb, commented, "BackWeb has developed significant communications technology and intellectual property since our founding in 1995, and we are pursuing these companies that we believe are infringing our technology."
BackWeb is being represented in this matter by Hosie Rice LLP (www.hosielaw.com), a San Francisco law firm that focuses on intellectual property litigation. A copy of the amended complaint, which contains more details on the patents, is available in the news section of the BackWeb web site at http://www.backweb.com/news-events/.
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