PTAB Rejects Juniper’s Attempt to Invalidate Claim 1 of Finjan’s ‘154 Patent
Decision Precedes Hearing on Finjan’s Summary Judgment Motion Regarding Infringement by Juniper in District Court
EAST PALO ALTO, Calif., April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNJN), and its subsidiary Finjan, Inc. (“Finjan”), announced that on March 25, 2019, the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s (“USPTO”) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) entered a Decision Denying Institution of Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) against Juniper Networks, Inc. ( “Juniper”). In its petition, Case IPR2019-00031, Juniper sought to invalidate Claim 1 of Finjan’s U.S. Patent No. 8,141,154 (“the ‘154 Patent”). In denying institution of the IPR under 35 U.S.C § 314(a), the PTAB relied on its, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s, prior claim construction, and determined that Juniper failed to establish a reasonable likelihood that Claim 1 is unpatentable in light of asserted prior art.
“The timing of the PTAB’s decision on the ‘154 is ideal, as it is also the subject of Finjan’s Second Motion for Early Summary Judgment Regarding Infringement of Claim 1 of the ‘154 Patent. This is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. 3:17-cv-05659-WHA), and should streamline the summary judgment issues,” said Julie Mar-Spinola, CIPO of Finjan Holdings.
The ‘154 Patent is also asserted against Palo Alto Networks, Bitdefender, Cisco, SonicWall, Check Point, Rapid7, and Qualys.
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 April 1, 2019