Palo Alto Networks Can't Challenge Rival's Firewall Patents

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 4:15 PM EST) -- Cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks Inc. can't challenge the validity of seven Juniper Networks Inc. firewall technology patents during a trial later this month because Palo Alto's founders came up with the inventions the patents cover, a Delaware federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson said Nir Zuk and Yuming Mao, who formerly worked for California-based Juniper and transferred their rights to the seven disputed patents to their ex-employer before establishing Palo Alto, couldn't allege the patents were illegitimate under the doctrine of...
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