Finjan wins extra damages against Secure

Wilmington, Delaware – Web security firm Finjan has won increased damages and a permanent injunction against Secure Computing – owned by McAfee – for infringing patents found in its WebWasher and TSP Products.

The US District Court in Delaware affirmed a jury verdict against Secure Computing Corporation, and increased damages to more than $13.7 million.

“It is an important day for Finjan and a great win for Finjan’s web security technology,” said  Gadi Maier, Chief Executive Officer at Finjan. “We are pleased with the Court’s ruling regarding our ownership rights to this technology and Finjan will enforce the injunction we obtained.”

Finjan accused Secure of the patent infringement back in 2006, and a federal jury awarded Finjan $9 million in damages.

But the District Court reckoned the infringement was wilful, and enhanced the damages award. It also agreed with the jury’s original determination that Finjan does not infringe any of the patents asserted by Secure Computing.

McAfee is expected to appeal against the ruling.