Finjan's $1.5M IP Damages Request Inflated, Jury Told

Law360, San Jose (November 13, 2017, 10:04 PM EST) -- An expert paid by Symantec unit Blue Coat Systems took the stand Monday in a California federal jury trial over claims Blue Coat is infringing Finjan’s online security patents, testifying that Finjan’s $1.5 million damages estimate is inflated, based on “entirely inappropriate metrics,” and should be closer to $663,000.

Blue Coat's expert Vincent A. Thomas had multiple critiques of Finjan Inc.'s damages report prepared by NERA Economic Consulting Managing Director Christine Meyer, who pegged the reasonable royalty rate for infringing six of Finjan’s patents at approximately $1.5 million.

Thomas, who is a managing director at FTI Consulting, testified that Meyer used...

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