Juniper’s SRX Gateway Network Appliances With SkyATP Cloud-based Scanning Systems Found to Not Infringe Claim 10 of Finjan’s U.S. Patent No. 8,677,494
Palo Alto-based cybersecurity firm Finjan Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNJN), announced today 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”) (JNPR) 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 additionally 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 (PANW); ESET and its affiliates; Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO); SonicWall, Inc.; Bitdefender and its affiliates; Juniper Networks; Zscaler, Inc.; Check Point (CHKP) and its affiliates; Rapid7, Inc. and Fortinet, Inc. (FTNT) 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.
Finjan won a significant settlement against Symantec (SYMC) earlier in 2018 where one of SYMC’s units have agreed to pay $65 million with a possibility of up to $45 million more.