Jury Finds Non-infringement of Claim 10 of Finjan’s ‘494 Patent by Juniper
First Trial on One of Several Asserted Patents
EAST PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNJN), today announced that its subsidiary Finjan, Inc.’s (“Finjan”) first in a series of trials for infringement of several of its U.S. patents against Juniper Network, Inc. (“Juniper”) resulted in a jury verdict of non-infringement. Specifically, a jury found that Juniper’s SRX Gateway network appliances with SkyATP cloud-based scanning systems did not infringe Claim 10 of Finjan’s U.S. Patent No. 8,677,494 (“the ‘494 Patent”). No decision has been made on additional asserted claims of the ‘494 Patent.
The matter is before the Honorable William Alsup (Case No. 3:17-cv-05659-WHA) in the Northern District Court of California, San Francisco. Judge Alsup will decide as part of this first trial whether Claim 10 of the ‘494 Patent comprises patent eligible subject matter, an issue that has been previously decided in the affirmative more than once by District Court Judges in the Northern District of California and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Once all issues and post-trial motions have been decided in this first trial, Finjan will consider its options including whether to appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
In addition, the remaining asserted patents to be tried but not yet scheduled against Juniper, include Finjan’s U.S. Patent Nos. 6,154,844; 6,804,780; 7,418,731; 7,613,926; 7,647,633; 8,141,154, and 8,677,494. Finjan is seeking, among other things, a jury trial and past damages not less than a reasonable royalty, and any other relief as the Court deems proper for these patents.
Finjan has pending infringement lawsuits and appeals against Palo Alto Networks; ESET and its affiliates; Cisco Systems, Inc.; SonicWall, Inc.; Bitdefender and its affiliates; Zscaler, Inc.; Check Point and its affiliates; Rapid7, Inc., Fortinet, Inc. and Qualys, Inc. relating to, collectively, more than 20 patents in the Finjan portfolio. The court dockets for the foregoing cases are publicly available on the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) website, www.pacer.gov, which is operated by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Established over 20 years ago, Finjan is a globally recognized pioneer in cybersecurity. Finjan’s inventions are embedded within a strong portfolio of patents focusing on software and hardware technologies capable of proactively detecting previously unknown and emerging threats on a real-time, behavior-based basis. Finjan continues to grow through investments in innovation, strategic acquisitions, and partnerships promoting economic advancement and job creation. For more information, please visit www.finjan.com.
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Released December 17, 2018