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Likewise Software Resolves Patent Dispute with Quest Software

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Likewise Software, Inc., an open source company that is an expert in helping organizations manage identity, security, and storage in cross-platform IT environments, announced that it has resolved a patent dispute with Quest Software, Inc. 

In the lawsuit, Quest Software asserted infringement of its U.S. Patent No. 7,617,501 by Likewise Software. Likewise’s current software products (including Likewise Enterprise and Likewise Open) do not constitute Accused Technology or embody the Accused Method.

In the resolution, Likewise agreed to a permanent injunction preventing them from using the technology covered by the Quest Software patents. The resolution of this dispute has no impact on any Likewise product, customer or partner.

"The settlement of this lawsuit removes a distraction to our business," said Barry Crist, CEO of Likewise. "Our team is dedicated to providing best-in-class technology solutions superior to other approaches used by our competitors. As a result of this settlement, customers will see no changes to our market-leading products or go-to-market strategy."

About Likewise

Likewise makes integrated identity, security, and storage software for the enterprise, educational institutions, and government. Likewise solutions enable organizations to provide both access to and control of their assets across multiple platforms, from anywhere on the network. More than 100,000 organizations rely on Likewise technology, including Cisco, the Federal Reserve, GE, HP, Johns Hopkins, NASA, United Airlines and VMware. More information is available at the company’s website, .


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Likewise is a trademark of Likewise Software. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners. 

CONTACT: Luke Dieker, Likewise Software, 425-378-7887 x214, Joseph Eckert, Baker Communications Group, 203-270-3711,