This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case and a Rule 36 judgment in a patent case. Here is the introduction to the opinion and a link to the Rule 36 judgment.
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. v. Finjan, Inc. (Nonprecedential)
This is an appeal of the final decision of the United States Patent Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”), in IPR2016-00151, following a remand from this court. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. v. Finjan, Inc., No. IPR2016-00151, Paper 68 (P.T.A.B. May 15, 2019), J.A. 1–7 (“Remand FWD”). In the Remand FWD, the Board held that claims 1–12 of U.S. Patent No. 8,141,154 (“the ’154 patent”), owned by Finjan, Inc. (“Finjan”), had not been shown to be unpatentable in the inter partes review proceeding brought by Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (“Palo Alto”). For the reasons set forth below, we affirm.