Former security company Finjan has filed a lawsuit against five companies--McAfee, Symantec, Webroot Software, Websense, and Sophos--claiming they are in violation of its patents.
Finjan is asking for financial damages and an injunction to stop the five security companies from selling software allegedly tied to the patents.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, targets two patents.
The first, Patent No. 6,092,194, is for a "system and method for protecting a computer and a network from hostile downloadables" and covers both an interface and a security policy to determine … Read more