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California-based, secure enterprise solutions vendor, Good Technology, has resolved its patent litigation against Danish company, Excitor, with Excitor agreeing to a cash payment to Good and a royalty-bearing license to certain of Good’s fundamental patents.

The rest of the terms of the settlement are confidential.

Good President and CEO, Christy Wyatt, said at the heart of the patent litigation, and Good’s other lawsuits, was the company’s technology, which was “vital to the utility, function, and safety of mobile data and devices.”

“Smartphones and tablets have become the most important and ubiquitous piece of technology. Good has pioneered the technology and products critical to the backbone and safety of these mobile devices.”

“Our focus continues to be solving real world customer problems. Customers today want to empower mobility within their businesses.

“We have a long, rich history of innovation which enables our customers to safely mobilise their enterprise. We will continue to invest in these market-leading solutions and will vigorously defend those investments where required to the benefit of our customers and shareholders.”

Wyatt said Good was pursuing other “potential infringers” of its patents.

Good recently filed patent infringement lawsuits against MobileIron and AirWatch in the US District Court, Northern District of California.

And, in a lawsuit filed in 2011, Good likewise alleges that Fixmo and Little Red Wagon Technologies infringed Good patents. The case is pending in the US District Court, Northern District of Texas.


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