Visto files patent lawsuit against Good Technology

Jan 31 2006 - 04:31 PM ET | Data

Wireless email is the subject of yet another lawsuit, this time Visto is suing Good Technology over patent infringement. The suit claims Good Technology has infringed on multiple patents held by Visto.

“Visto’s commitment to providing our customers with world-class remote email and data access services depends on our ability to protect the intellectual property that we worked tirelessly to develop almost a decade ago,” said Brian A. Bogosian, Visto Chairman, CEO and President.

Visto is seeking a permanent injunction against GoodLink and Good’s other allegedly infringing technology.
But since Good raised a massive $65 million in venture capital just last year, don't expect them to go down without a fight. Research In Motion, maker of the leading wireless email platform, is its own patent infringement lawsuit.

Patents cited in the lawsuit:

  • U.S. Patent No. 5,961,590 titled, “System And Method For Synchronizing Electronic Mail Between A Client Site And A Central Site”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,085,192 titled, “System And Method For Securely Synchronizing Multiple Copies Of A Workspace Element In A Network”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,708,221 titled, “System And Method For Globally And Securely Accessing Unified Information In A Computer Network”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,151,606 titled, “System And Method For Using A Workspace Data Manager To Access, Manipulate And Synchronize Network Data”