Alice Doesn't Disturb $39M Finjan IP Verdict, Judge Says

By Vin Gurrieri (November 24, 2015, 2:59 PM EST) -- A California federal judge has let stand a jury's $39 million verdict awarded to Finjan Inc. over Internet security patents it asserted against Blue Coat Systems Inc., saying in part that the patent that yielded the bulk of the jury's damages award is not abstract under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice framework.

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman upheld a jury's August conclusion that Blue Coat was on the hook for infringing five of the six patents Finjan asserted, and that Blue Coat failed to prove the patents were invalid as anticipated.

After the judge held a bench trial in September...

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