PTAB Rules ESET Failed to Prove that Any Claim of Finjan’s ‘305 Patent is Unpatentable
EAST PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNJN), and its subsidiary Finjan, Inc. ("Finjan") announced that on January 24, 2019, the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) entered a Final Written Decision against ESET, LLC and ESET spol s.r.o (collectively “ESET”). In Inter Partes Review (IPR), Case IPR2017-01738, ESET petitioned for IPR against Finjan’s U.S. Patent No, 7,975,305 (“the ’305 Patent”) to invalidate all 25 claims of the patent. Following oral arguments, the PTAB entered Final Written Decision under 35 U.S.C. § 318 and ordered that “Petitioner [ESET] has not shown, by a preponderance of evidence, that any claim of the ‘305 patent is unpatentable.”
“Finjan’s patents have overcome repeated challenges and the patented inventions have received much praise and industry-wide commercial success. For this reason, Finjan is committed to securing reasonable royalties for its stakeholders, from companies using Finjan’s patented technologies without license, including ESET,” said Julie Mar-Spinola, CIPO of Finjan Holdings. “We appreciate the PTAB’s decision finding Finjan’s ‘305 Patent patentable and, therefore, enforceable.”
Finjan has pending infringement lawsuits or appeals against Palo Alto Networks; Cisco Systems, Inc.; SonicWall, Inc.; Bitdefender and its affiliates; Zscaler, Inc.; Juniper Networks; 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.
About Finjan Holdings, Inc.
Established 20 years ago, Finjan Holdings, Inc. is a globally recognized pioneer in cybersecurity. Finjan, Inc.'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 January 30, 2019