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Don Templin Discusses Deep Nines' Net Security Patents Suit
06/05/2009

Deep Nines Again Sues Rival Over Net Security Patents
Dallas Business Journal

After winning an $18 million jury verdict in a David-vs.-Goliath court fight last year, Deep Nines Technologies is launching another legal broadside against the same California competitor it battled before.

Dallas-based Deep Nines, which makes Internet security software, claims in a May 20 lawsuit that McAfee Inc. and one of its units, Secure Computing Corp., have infringed on three patents.

Don Templin, a Haynes and Boone partner in Dallas who is not affiliated with the Deep Nines lawsuits, says it’s “very strange” that Deep Nines would file suit over a legal matter that had already been settled.

“It has to be something in the settlement, some term of the settlement agreement that was left open or not performed,” he says.

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