Global membership organization Unified Patents Inc, dedicated to deterring Non-Practicing Entity (NPE) activity, has launched its Cybersecurity Protection Zone that seeks to deter unsubstantiated or invalid patent assertions within the ever-growing industry.
“Dedicated deterrent partner”
Cybersecurity companies of all sizes are encouraged to join the Cybersecurity Protection Zone, with complimentary membership for small-sized businesses and scaled pricing based on revenue for larger organizations. Membership already includes numerous industry leaders, including Cisco, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, Rapid7, Red Hat and others. The Cybersecurity Protection Zone spans all areas of cybersecurity, with members that offer the latest innovation in areas such as Cloud Security, Digital Infrastructure Information Protection; Identity and Access Management (IAM); IT Service Management; and Governance, Risk and Program Management. Unified Patents' latest protection zone accompanies its other zones with areas of concentration including cloud, content, IoT, mobile, retail, transactions and transport. Unified's members benefit from efforts spanning all protection zones. Unified Patents highlights their “dedicated deterrent partner” status with general counsel. Kevin Jakel, ceo at Unified Patents, said “As an independent third party we continue to see great success in deterring patent trolls and killing bad patents.”
General counsel praise
Mr Jakel explained, “We are pleased to name many of the biggest brands in the industry as members of Unified Patents' new Cybersecurity Protection Zone, as this aids both large and small organizations in coming together to fight the sustained IP risk in the industry. General counsels repeatedly praise Unified Patents' work that provides unending value through powerful, ongoing NPE deterrence activities that are lauded by C-Level management and board members.” Corey Thomas, CEO of Rapid7 said, “The cybersecurity industry works best when we collaborate to address common adversaries.” Mr Thomas explained, “Abusive patent lawsuits misuse the court system and tax economic growth and innovation in this vital industry. We looked for an effective deterrent to NPEs, and we are proud to partner with Unified and our industry colleagues to establish the Cybersecurity Protection Zone.”