IP Law News

Case: Patents/Obviousness (P.T.A.B.)

Jan. 24, 2020, 5:46 PM

Cisco Systems Inc. showed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that claims of Centripetal Networks Inc.'s patent for methods and systems for protecting a secured network are unpatentable as obvious over prior art. Prior patent applications for an intrusion detection and prevention device residing at the edge of a network that could employ pattern matching to detect malicious activity; a unified network threat management approach in which a flow processing facility uses artificial neurons; and a framer that extracts packets from a received frame; a prior patent for an application identification function, a dynamic mirroring function, a policy based dynamic...

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