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Carbonite Prevails in Patent Infringement Trial


Boston, MA – March 27, 2013 – Carbonite, Inc., a leading provider of cloud backup solutions for consumers and small businesses, announced today that it prevailed at trial in a non-practicing entity (NPE) patent suit brought by Oasis Research LLC, after a Sherman, Texas federal jury concluded that Oasis’ patents were invalid. Oasis sued Carbonite and 17 other companies over four patents in August 2010. All of the defendants other than Carbonite and EMC Corp. settled or were dismissed before trial. “We are very pleased with the outcome of the case and the jury’s decision,” said Danielle Sheer, Vice President and General Counsel of Carbonite. “Verdicts like ours against NPEs are too few and far between,” said David Friend, Chairman and CEO of Carbonite.   

Carbonite was represented by Matthew B. Lowrie and Kevin M. Littman from the Boston office of Foley & Lardner LLP, and by Andy Tindel of the MT2 Law Group in Tyler, Texas.