Alsup Rejects Finjan Bid For New Trial In Malware Patent Case

Law360 (May 23, 2019, 6:54 PM EDT) -- U.S. District Judge William Alsup on Wednesday turned down a request by cybersecurity firm Finjan to set aside a December jury verdict that found its competitor Juniper Networks did not infringe its patents.

Weeks after lambasting "obstinate" attorneys and decrying "B.S." in the patent case, Judge Alsup swept aside Finjan’s bid for a new trial. Finjan had alleged Juniper withheld incriminating evidence until two months after trial, but Judge Alsup laid the blame at Finjan’s feet.

“As the case moves along, counsel have a responsibility to stay on top of the status of discovery and to bring stubborn problems to the...

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