Orrick Wins Defense Verdict for MobileIron in Patent Case


Following a jury trial, Orrick has obtained a total defense verdict for MobileIron Inc., the leader in mobile enterprise security, in a patent infringement case brought by Good Technology Corp.
In a verdict returned on August 4, a federal jury in San Jose, California found that MobileIron doesn't infringe on three of Good Technology's patents, which relate to enterprise mobility management technology. The jury also found that the two of the patents are invalid. The jury also rejected Good Technology's claim under the Lanham Act that certain communications from a MobileIron employee contained false or misleading statements about Good Technology's products.
Good Technology brought the case in 2012 as part of a series of patent cases against companies it considered competitive. All of the companies settled except for MobileIron.  In its lawsuit against MobileIron, Good Technology initially alleged infringement of four patents and sought very substantial damages.
Earlier in the case, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal ruled that one of the four patents at issue, which covers a workspace data manager to synchronize data, was invalid and not infringed as a matter of law.
The parties continue to have other patent infringement disputes both in the United States and abroad.
Orrick partner Neel Chatterjee was lead counsel for MobileIron. The Orrick trial team also included Vickie Feeman, Tom Zellerbach, Glen Liu, Lillian Mao, Will Melehani, Frances Cheever, and Cathy Shyong.