Friday, 20 January 2012

Rockwell Automation Technologies Vs Secure Crossing Research and Development

January 20, 2012: Rockwell Automation Technologies has sued Secure Crossing Research and Development alleging infringement of US 7,990,967 (hereinafter the '967 patent), titled "Firewall Method and Apparatus for Industrial Systems". The suit has been filed in the Michigan Eastern District court.

The complaint is available here. The '967 patent discloses systems and methods that provide secure and firewall restricted Web-based access to control devices and components residing on a non-IP network within an industrial environment. The '967 patent has 14 independent claims and 53 dependent claims.

Fig. 1 of the '967 patent:

Fig. 4 of the '967 patent:

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