Subsidiary of Israel’s Finjan sues Proofpoint

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Israel’s Finjan Holdings, Inc. ¬†announced today that its subsidiary, Finjan, Inc. (Finjan) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Proofpoint, Inc., and its subsidiary Armorize Technologies, Inc. alleging infringement of Finjan patents relating to endpoint, web, and network security technologies.

The complaint, filed Monday December 16, 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that Proofpoint’s products and services infringe upon eight of Finjan’s patents. In the complaint, Finjan is seeking undisclosed damages from Proofpoint and Armorize.

“As the result of extensive R&D, Finjan has been awarded a considerable patent portfolio covering core inventions in behavior-based intrusion prevention and detection technologies commonly deployed across the endpoint, web and networking markets,” commented the Company’s President, Phil Hartstein. “Finjan is committed to protecting its proprietary inventions through active enforcement of patent rights, where necessary. This action against Proofpoint is intended to highlight our commitment to protect our intellectual property and particularly, against an unlicensed company in direct competition with our existing licensing partners.”

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