SSH Communications Security Announces Loss of Patent Court Case

- October 25th, 2016

October 25, 2016 04:36 ET SSH Communications Security Corporation announces that the Düsseldorf District Court (Landgericht Düsseldorf) in Germany issued its judgment that contrary to SSH assertion, certain features implemented in smartphones distributed by a Sony group company in Germany do not infringe the German national part of SSH patent EP 2 254 311. The judgment comes … Continued

SSH Communications Security Corporation announces that the Düsseldorf District Court (Landgericht Düsseldorf) in Germany issued its judgment that contrary to SSH assertion, certain features implemented in smartphones distributed by a Sony group company in Germany do not infringe the German national part of SSH patent EP 2 254 311. The judgment comes after a trial held in September 2016 and is subject to a potential appeal by SSH.
“We are obviously disappointed with the result but at the same time appreciate that the issues raised were extremely complex both from a legal and technical point of view,” said SSH VP, Intellectual Property Erkki Yli-Juuti. “Our attorneys are currently studying and digesting the judgment. We are carefully studying the opportunity to appeal.”
SSH has a separate litigation against Sony in UK regarding the UK counterpart of the same European patent. The UK and German litigations are separate, and the current result from the German litigation has no direct impact on the UK case where SSH is seeking to appeal the first instance decision.
This decision covers only one SSH patent registered in the Germany. Consequently, this decision has no impact on other German and other national patents SSH holds and licenses.
SSH COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY CORPORATION
Tatu Ylönen
CEO
For further information, please contact:
Erkki Yli-Juuti, VP, Intellectual Property, tel. +358 40 5613202
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About SSH Communications Security 
SSH Communications Security is a leading provider of enterprise cybersecurity solutions that monitor, control, and automate trusted access to critical data. The company’s long track record of innovation includes Secure Shell (SSH) – one of the world’s most widely used network security protocols. Customers worldwide trust our flagship Universal SSH Key Manager® and other solutions to manage access, while greatly reducing costs and compliance risks. The Company sells direct through offices in North America, Europe and Asia and through a global network of certified partners. The company’s shares (SSH1V) are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. For more information, visit
 
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