USPTO Rejects Symantec's Petitions for Inter Partes Review of Finjan Patents
EAST PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 29, 2016) - Finjan Holdings, Inc. (
Relatedly, on February 25, 2016, the PTAB also denied all three of Symantec's Request for Rehearing on the PTAB's earlier denials of Symantec's petitions for IPRs, directed to Finjan's US Patent Nos. 7,756,996 (IPR2015-01545/-01546) and 8,141,154 (IPR2015-01547).
"There can be no doubt that Symantec's last two failed attempts to institute trial by the PTAB further strengthen not only Finjan's '926 and '494 Patents but also its portfolio of core cybersecurity patents as a whole," said Julie Mar-Spinola, Finjan Holdings' CIPO and VP, Legal. "Our string of wins against numerous challenges to our patents in the courts and before the PTAB reinforces our determination to seek fair and just value for our patents from those we believe are practicing our patented innovations without a license."
Current tally of Symantec challenges:
IPR2015-01548 ('182 Patent): DENIED
IPR2015-01547 ('154 Patent): DENIED
IPR2015-01552 ('289 Patent): DENIED
IPR2015-01549 ('299 Patent): DENIED
IPR2015-01546 ('996 Patent): DENIED
IPR2015-01545 ('996 Patent): DENIED
IPR2015-01895 ('926 Patent): DENIED
IPR2015-01897 ('494 Patent): DENIED
Following the recent denials to institute the IPRs filed by Sophos, this is now the tenth consecutive denial of IPR challenges against Finjan's patents. (See, IPR Cases IPR2015-00907 and IPR2015-01022).
Finjan's lawsuit filed in July of 2014 (CAND-3-14-cv-02998) against Symantec will continue as originally filed. Finjan also has pending infringement lawsuits against FireEye, Inc., Proofpoint Inc., Sophos, Inc., Palo Alto Networks, Inc., and Blue Coat Systems, 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.
Established nearly 20 years ago, Finjan is a globally recognized leader 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. For more information, please visit www.finjan.com.
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