Finjan Sues SonicWall for Patent Infringement

EAST PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 7, 2017) – Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNJN), a cybersecurity company, today announced that its subsidiary Finjan, Inc. (“Finjan”) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against SonicWall, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, in the Northern District of California alleging infringement of ten of Finjan U.S. patents.
Finjan initially engaged with SonicWall in June of 2014 to introduce Finjan’s patents in the cybersecurity space, the claimed technology of which is directed to behavior-based technologies to disable malicious content. Finjan sought to extend a license to its patent portfolio to SonicWall for fair value at that time. After more than 36 months of protracted negotiations, Finjan was compelled to protect the value of its established patent portfolio by filing this suit. Finjan always prefers a path to granting a fair valued license that does not require litigation but has had to turn to the courts on a number of occasions to seek resolution.
Finjan filed a Complaint (Case No. CAND-5-17-cv-04467) on August 4, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that numerous SonicWall products and services infringe ten U.S. Finjan patents. Finjan is asserting infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,154,844; 6,804,780; 6,965,968; 7,058,822; 7,613,926; 7,647,633; 7,975,305; 8,141,154; 8,225,408; 8,677,494. In the action, Finjan is seeking, among other things, a preliminary and permanent injunction, an award to Finjan of damages, determination that infringement has been willful and deliberate and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.
Finjan has pending infringement lawsuits and appeals against FireEye, Inc., Symantec Corp., Palo Alto Networks, Blue Coat Systems, Inc., ESET and its affiliates and Cisco 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,, 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.
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