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LICENSE, SETTLEMENT AND RELEASE AGREEMENT

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LICENSE, SETTLEMENT AND RELEASE AGREEMENT
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
License Settlement And Release Agreement [Abstract]  
LICENSE, SETTLEMENT AND RELEASE AGREEMENT LICENSE, SETTLEMENT AND RELEASE AGREEMENT
On September 30, 2019, each of Finjan, Finjan Mobile and Finjan Blue entered into a Confidential Patent License Agreement (collectively, the “Mimecast License Agreements”) with Mimecast Limited ("Mimecast"). In addition, to achieve global patent peace between the companies, the Company and Mimecast and Mimecast North America, Inc. have entered into mutual covenants not to sue for a certain number of years, among other terms (the “Letter Agreement”). As part of the Mimecast License Agreements, Mimecast and its licensed affiliates (the “Mimecast Parties”) will obtain a license to, among others, the patents of Finjan, Finjan Mobile, and Finjan Blue, and pay Finjan $5.9 million in cash within five (5) business days of the agreement date, which payment was received on October 3, 2019. The remaining terms of the Mimecast License Agreements and the Letter Agreement are confidential.

On April 30, 2019, the Company and Zscaler, Inc. (“Zscaler”) entered into a Confidential Patent License and Settlement Agreement (the “License and Settlement Agreement”). Specifically, the parties have resolved and settled all claims between them. As part of the settlement and pursuant to the License and Settlement Agreement and related agreements, Zscaler and its licensed affiliates (the “Zscaler Parties”) obtained a license to, among others, the patents of Finjan, Finjan Mobile, Inc., and Finjan Blue, Inc. (collectively with the Company, the “Finjan Parties”) and agreed to pay Finjan $7.25 million in cash within five (5) business days of April 30, 2019, the effective date of the License and Settlement Agreement, which payment has been received by Finjan on April 30, 2019. Further, upon acquisition of Zscaler or acquisitions by Zscaler, additional one-time license fees may be due to Finjan equal to eight percent (8%) of the gross revenues of certain qualifying products and services for the four (4) concluded quarters immediately preceding the acquisition. The License and Settlement Agreement and related agreements also contained mutual covenants not to sue and mutual releases, among other terms. The remaining terms of the License and Settlement Agreement and related agreements are confidential.

On February 28, 2018, the Company and the Finjan Parties entered into a Confidential Patent License and Settlement Agreement (the “Symantec License and Settlement Agreement”) with Symantec and its subsidiary, Blue Coat Systems, LLC (collectively, the “Symantec Parties”). Pursuant to the Symantec License and Settlement Agreement, the parties resolved and settled all claims between them.  As part of the settlement, the Symantec Parties obtained a license to, among others, the Finjan patents and agreed to pay the Finjan Parties $65.0 million in cash within twenty (20) days of the Effective Date of the Symantec License and Settlement Agreement, which Finjan received on March 19, 2018. The Company recognized $65.0 million as revenues as of March 31, 2018. Further, if Symantec acquires certain entities within four years from the Effective Date, the Symantec Parties will pay additional license fees of up to $45.0 million to the Finjan Parties, unless otherwise mutually agreed to by the Company and Symantec. The remaining terms of the Symantec License and Settlement Agreement are confidential.

On April 21, 2017, the Company entered into a Confidential Patent License Agreement (the “April 2017 Agreement”) with a European corporation (“EU Licensee”). Pursuant to the April 2017 Agreement, EU Licensee obtained a license to our patent portfolio and agreed to pay Finjan $4.9 million cash, in license fees, paid as follows: (i) $2.3 million to be paid within 10 days after the effective date of the April 2017 Agreement, which was received in May, 2017, (ii) $1.3 million on or before January 31, 2018, which was paid on February 1, 2018 and (iii) $1.3 million on or before January 31, 2019. The Company collected and recognized $2.3 million of the $4.9 million license as revenues as of June 30, 2017. The second installment of $1.3 million was received on February 1, 2018 and recognized as revenues as of December 31, 2017. The final payment of $1.3 million was received on January 28, 2019, and was included in accumulated adjustments on January 1, 2018 under ASC 606. Such license does not grant EU Licensee any right to transfer, sublicense or grant any rights under the April 2017 Agreement to a third party except as specifically provided under the April 2017 Agreement. Such license also has certain provisions relating to certain unlicensed products of any company that acquires EU Licensee, or is acquired by EU Licensee or its affiliates, in which case additional license fees may apply. The specific terms of the April 2017 Agreement are confidential.
On March 30, 2017, Finjan entered into a Confidential Master Agreement (the “Sophos Agreement”) with Sophos Group plc, a public limited company organized and existing under the laws of England and Wales, Sophos Limited, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of England and Wales (“Sophos Limited”), and Sophos Inc. (“Sophos Inc.”), a Massachusetts corporation (collectively, “Sophos”). Pursuant to the Sophos Agreement, Finjan and Sophos Inc. agreed to dismiss the suit Finjan, Inc. v. Sophos, Inc. before the United States District Court of the Northern District of California (case no. 3:14cv1197-WHO) with prejudice. The Sophos Agreement also provides for full releases by the parties and covenants not to sue. Under the terms of the Sophos Agreement, on March 30, 2017, Sophos obtained a fully paid up license to the Finjan patent portfolio and pay a license fee of $15.0 million in cash, which Finjan received on March 31, 2017. The Company recognized $15.0 million as revenues as of March 31, 2017. Finally, in connection with the Sophos Agreement, on March 30, 2017, Finjan Mobile entered into a Confidential Patent Cross License Agreement (the “Finjan Mobile Cross License Agreement”) with Sophos Limited. Pursuant to the terms of the Finjan Mobile Cross License Agreement, the parties granted patent cross licenses in the Field of Use and Sophos Limited agreed to pay Finjan Mobile $2.5 million cash, of which $1.25 million was received on March 29, 2018 and a final payment of $1.25 million was received on March 28, 2019 and was included in accumulated adjustments on January 1, 2018 under ASC 606.