Centripetal Networks filed a lawsuit this month accusing Palo Alto of violating 12 separate patents for systems or policies designed to enhance network security. Seen here, an aerial view of Palo Alto's Santa Clara campus. (Palo Alto)

A company is suing Palo Alto Networks for patent infringement, alleging that proprietary technologies were demonstrated to the cybersecurity giant, then used in a number of its major security products and systems.

The episode highlights the peril that some companies face in the preliminary stage of business discussions, before any formal agreements are reached and in some cases after sensitive intellectual property is shared.

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