Finjan Holdings files patent infringement lawsuit against Sonicwall


Finjan Holdings has just filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Sonicwall in northern district of California. Finjan said in a statement that the suits involve of ten of Finjan’s U.S. patents.

Finjan said in the statement that it 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.

The company said it 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.