A Cisco office building in Norway. (Kjetil Ree, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

A Virginia judge denied a request by Cisco Systems for a new trial after the court ruled last year that the company committed patent infringement in a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit filed by Centripetal Networks.

Last October, U.S. District Judge Henry Coke Morgan Jr. ruled that Cisco had conducted “willful and egregious” infringement of at least four patented network security technologies developed by Centripetal Networks, ordering the company to pay $1.9 billion in damages, along with royalties that could increase the total size of the judgement to $3.3 billion.

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