F5 Networks and Radware cookie lawsuit crumbles

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F5 Networks and Radware have reached agreement to settle a patent dispute concerning alleged breaches of F5 Networks' US Patent No. 6,473,802 entitled, Method and System for Storing Load Balancing Information with a HTTP Cookie.

Under the terms of the legal settlement, the explicit details of which are not being disclosed, Radware has agreed to take a non-exclusive license to the F5 '802 patent.

Dave Hubbard, president Americas of Radware said that he was pleased to have resolved this lawsuit and was "happy with the terms of the settlement".

John McAdam, president and CEO of F5 Networks added: "This agreement helps protect F5's valuable intellectual property."

In October 2002 F5 was awarded a patent for its Cookie Persistence technology, which has subsequently been incorporated into its traffic management and load balancing products. The patented system uses an HTTP cookie stored on the customer's computer to allow the customer to reconnect to the same server previously visited at a website.


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