Press Release September 02, 2014

Goodwin Wins Jury Verdict for Veracode in Patent Infringement Case

Goodwin Procter IP litigators from the firm’s Boston and Washington, D.C. offices recently won two significant trial victories for client Veracode, headquartered in Burlington, Mass., against Appthority, a start-up located in Silicon Valley. Veracode’s pioneering software scanning technology helps identify malware, spyware and other security vulnerabilities in Apps downloaded onto smartphones. The technology has become increasingly important in the “Bring Your Own Device” era, as companies allow their employees to use their own mobile devices for both business and personal use.

Following a week-long trial, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts found that Appthority willfully infringed a key Veracode patent. The jury also confirmed that the patent is valid. A damages trial followed and the jury awarded Veracode damages essentially equal to 100% of the infringing revenue.

The Goodwin Procter trial team representing Veracode included partners Doug Kline and Elaine Herrmann Blais as well as associates Srikanth Reddy, Phong Dinh and Molly Grammel.