Finjan sues SonicWall for patent infringement

Cybersecurity licensing company Finjan Holdings said its subsidiary Finjan, Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against SonicWall, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, in the Northern District of California alleging infringement of 10 Finjan US 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,” said Finjan.

“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.”

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 also said it 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.