Cisco Seeks New Trial After $1.9 Billion Patent Loss to Startup

Cisco Systems Inc. asked for a new trial after a federal district court judge ordered it pay $1.9 billion for infringing a Virginia startup’s cybersecurity patents.

In a motion filed Monday, Cisco argued the judge’s Oct. 5 ruling included new theories of infringement and damages that Centripetal hadn’t presented and that Cisco had no chance to defend against.

Cisco said had it been aware the court was considering these different theories, its presentation would have changed and it would have offered additional evidence related to things like invalidity and damages.

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