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HOUSTON – April 25, 2016 – BMC, the global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, today announced that intellectual property (IP) and patent infringement disputes with Santa Clara, California-based ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE: NOW) have been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of both parties. While specific terms of the settlement are confidential, ServiceNow announced on April 13, that it entered into a covenant not to sue for patent infringement with BMC for a term and took aggregate charges of $270 million for litigation settlement expenses related to its litigation associated with BMC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Prior to the resolution, BMC had received a favorable Markman ruling in BMC Software, Inc. v. ServiceNow, Inc., No. 2:14-cv-903, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall. In the ruling, the court issued determinations for more than 50 terms and phrases from all seven BMC patents in the lawsuit.
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