Alsup Orders Finjan To Pay For 'Utterly Failed' Patent 'Fiasco'

Law360 (January 11, 2021, 4:08 PM EST) -- U.S. District Judge William Alsup said Finjan Inc. repeatedly "wasted everyone's time and energy" by flip-flopping on its patent infringement theory in an attempt to artificially boost damages, ordering Finjan on Saturday to pay a to-be-determined portion of Juniper Networks' $8.7 million legal bill following Finjan's defeat at trial.

Judge Alsup said patent licensing company Finjan "flip-flopped" on the eve of trial when it sought to put forth a new infringement theory over one of its malware detection patents after realizing its original one only covered a small part of networking infrastructure provider Juniper's revenue.

"Finjan tried to sneak this theory in...

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