PTAB Says Juniper Patent Challenge Would Be 'Inefficient'

Law360 (April 30, 2019, 5:13 PM EDT) -- With Cisco's challenge to a Finjan patent on cybersecurity technology in its final stages, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Monday said starting a new review of the patent based on a request from Juniper Networks would be an "inefficient" use of resources.

The PTAB denied a petition that Juniper filed in October seeking inter partes review of the patent. Juniper's challenge came amid an ongoing infringement dispute between the Sunnyvale, California, cybersecurity company and Finjan, a licensing company.

Juniper had three arguments why various claims in the patent were obvious. According to the PTAB, one simply wasn't convincing, and...

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