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Entrust and Tumbleweed Expand Secure Messaging Initiatives

Friday 27 February 2004 13:41 CET | News

Entrust and Tumbleweed Communications Corp. has entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement intended to expand the companies secure messaging initiatives.
Under the terms of the agreement, Entrust and Tumbleweed have entered into a broad cross license covering their respective patent portfolios. The agreement covers selected patents and patents issuing from patent applications that have been filed or that may be filed by either company over the next three years. The cross license agreement builds on the two companies commitment to further the growth of secure Internet communications. This intellectual property exchange will allow each company to continue to innovate and broaden its range of commercial products and services. As part of the agreement, the companies have cost-effectively resolved a patent interference proceeding before the US Patent and Trademark Office involving U.S. patents 6,393,568 "Encryption and decryption system and method with content analysis provisioning" and 6,609,196 "Email firewall with stored key encryption/decryption", which cover technologies for messaging content analysis. The agreement allows each company to use the technologies covered by both patents, and Entrust has assigned to Tumbleweed the 568 patent in return for a financial consideration.

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