Finjan Holdings (NASDAQ:FNJN) reported that on March 16 and 17, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for the United States Patent & Trademark Office ruled against Palo Alto Networks petitions for three Inter Partes Reviews.
As quoted in the press release:
Case No. IPR2015-01974 challenged Finjan’s U.S. Patent 7,647,633 and Case Nos. IPR2015-02001 and IPR2016-00157 challenged Finjan’s U.S. Patent 8,225,408. Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (“Blue Coat”) joined all three of these petitions so these PTAB decisions apply to its challenges as well.
In IPR2015-01974, the PTAB instituted a review on only two of the twelve challenged claims against the ‘633 Patent and, as a whole, found all challenged claims valid and patentable. In IPR2015-02001 and IPR2016-00157, the PTAB consolidated the petitions and instituted a review on twenty claims of the ‘408 Patent and, once again, found all challenged claims to be both valid and patentable.