Finjan Holdings (NASDAQ:FNJN) has announced that its subsidiary, Finjan, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against SonicWall, alleging infringement of ten Finjan US patents.
As quoted in the press release:
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.