Finjan and Cisco Patent Infringement Trial Reset to October 19, 2020 Securing Court Calendar for Speedy Criminal Trials
EAST PALO ALTO, Calif., May 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNJN) and its subsidiary Finjan, Inc. (Finjan) announce that its jury trial against Cisco Systems, Inc. (Cisco) previously scheduled for June 22, 2020, has been postponed to October 19, 2020. The case is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (the Court), Case No. 5:17-cv-00072-BLF, before the Honorable Beth Labson Freeman.
On May 26, 2020, Judge Freeman held a video Case Management Conference, discussing among other things, the Court's May 21, 2020, General Order No. 72-3 (IN RE: Coronavirus Disease Public Health Emergency). The General Order sets forth that "No new jury trial will be conducted through September 30, 2020." Judge Freeman explained that the delay on all civil jury trials will allow the Court to hear the "enormous backlog" of criminal matters, ensuring the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution's right to a speedy trial. Further, the General Order modified court operations to “balance the various interests implicated by the COVID-19 public health emergency” through “guidance of the public health officials.”
Trial will be held in San Jose, Courtroom 3, 5th Floor before Judge Freeman. Jury selection is currently set for 10/16 and 10/19/2020. Jury trial is currently set for 10/19 - 10/23/2020, 10/26 -10/30/2020, and 11/2 - 11/6/2020.
Presently, Finjan expects to proceed to trial asserting five U.S. Patents against Cisco, namely U.S. Patent Nos. 6,154,844; 6,804,780; 7,647,633; 8,141,154; and 8,677,494. Finjan has pending patent infringement lawsuits against Palo Alto Networks, ESET, SonicWall, Check Point, Rapid7, Fortinet, Qualys, and Trustwave and SingTel, relating to, collectively, more than 15 patents in the Finjan portfolio. The court dockets for the 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 nearly 25 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.
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Valter Pinto | KCSA Strategic Communications
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Released May 28, 2020