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    Visto back on the warpath

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    Crosses Good Technology off buddy list

    Visto, which filed patent infringement claims against Microsoft earlier this year, has added  mobile enterprise applications company Good Technology to its “wanted” poster.

    The accusations are similar to the Microsoft case, with Visto alleging Good has infringed on several of its patents relating to its wireless push email software and other patents dealing with other wireless applications.

    Brian Bogosian, Visto CEO, said, “Good Technology, like other late entrants to this market, has no patents directed to wireless e-mail and very clearly infringes on our long-held intellectual property.”

    Visto alleges that various Good Technology products, including GoodLink, their push email service, infringe on the patents that Visto has held for the past nine years. The suit seeks a permanent injunction against GoodLink and Good’s other infringing technology, which can power several mobile devices including the Palm Treo, HP’s iPAQ hw6500, and the Motorola MPx220, among others. The suit also seeks monetary damages.

    The patents in question are:
     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”