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CA sues California start-up on patent infringement

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CA Technologies has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against a San Francisco start-up founded by a former employee of the Long Island software maker.

The suit, filed the suit in federal court in Islip, alleges that AppDynamics Inc., infringed three patents that CA acquired when it bought Wily Technology in 2006 for $375 million. AppDynamics’s founder, Jyoti Bansal, previously worked for both CA and Wily.

"CA Technologies takes seriously what it believes to be willful and deliberate patent infringement," said Richard Donoghue, CA’s chief counsel for litigation. "We will take all steps necessary to ensure that our intellectual property is protected."

The company is seeking unspecified damages for lost profits, legal fees and asking for an injunction prohibiting infringement of its patents and misuse of its intellectual property.

A spokesman for AppDynamics did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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