Press Release from OpenText:
OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX; TSX: OTC) advised Box, Inc. on Sunday, March 30, 2014 that while OpenText seeks preliminary and permanent injunctions halting the sale of Box's products, it otherwise seeks damages exceeding USD $268 million in the patent infringement lawsuit against Box.
OpenText also seeks interest, damages for willful infringement, and attorney fees. This information was delivered to Box in response to Box’s March 26, 2014 demand that OpenText provide the amount of its damages claimed in response to Box’s discovery request.
Box infringes 200 claims across 12 patents
On June 5, 2013, OpenText filed a patent infringement suit against Box, now pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No. 5:13-cv-4910-EJD, asserting that Box infringes 200 claims across 12 patents in 3 different patent families.
The asserted patents cover the core functionality of Box’s products, including additional functionality attractive to large company customers. The complaint seeks preliminary and permanent injunctions as to Box products, as well as past and future damages.
The Court heard argument on OpenText’s preliminary injunction motion on January 24, 2014, and the parties are waiting for a ruling. In Box’s Opposition to the Motion for Preliminary Injunction, Box offered no defense to infringement of OpenText’s patents.
A case management conference is scheduled to occur on April 10, 2014.