PhishMe has announced it has filed another property enforcement action against competitor Wombat Security Technologies for alleged patent infringements.
PhishMe is the leading provider of human-phishing defense solutions and has developed proprietary technology for its intelligence driven platform which is protected by numerous patents.
PhishMe now has more than a dozen patients, with the latest action involving the two most recent additions to its portfolio of patents. PhishMe alleges Wombat Security Technologies has developed its ThreatSim, PhishAlarm Analyzer and PhishAlarm solutions using PhishMe’s patented technology. The action was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.
Specifically, Wombat Security Technologies is alleged to have infringed U.S. Patent Nos. 9,591,017 and 9,674,221 which protect elements of PhishMe Simulator, PhishMe Reporter and PhishMe Triage.
This is not the first time that PhishMe has taken steps to enforce its patient rights after alleged patent infringement by Wombat Security Technologies. Last year, PhishMe filed its first patent infringement lawsuit against the firm for alleged infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,398,038. The patent, titled “Collaborative Phishing Attack Detection” covers PhishMe Simulator and PhishMe Reporter. That lawsuit is pending in the same district court.
PhishMe Co-founder and CEO Rohyt Belani said, “PhishMe has initiated this second lawsuit because we believe that Wombat is continuing to infringe our intellectual property.”
“PhishMe is committed to bringing the most innovative solutions to market, and we will vigorously enforce our patent rights to ensure that our technological developments are protected,” explained Belani.