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Palo Alto ticks lower following court order in Juniper suit

  • The court handling Juniper's (JNPR -0.6%) infringement suit against Palo Alto Networks (PANW -0.7%) has ruled Juniper will be able to "introduce evidence of willful blindness" as related to induced infringement, should the jury rule Palo Alto directly infringed Juniper's IP.
  • In addition, Palo Alto's attempt to make an ensnarement defense has been denied. Markman Advisors states this eliminates one of Palo Alto's defense against the doctrine of equivalents.
  • Palo Alto's shares have moved moderately lower in response to the order.
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  • Markman Advisors
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    To clarify: Ensnarement is a defense to infringement. It bars a patentee from asserting a scope of equivalency under the doctrine of equivalents that would encompass or “ensnare” the prior art. In this instance, Palo Alto will not be able use this defense.
    19 Feb 2014, 02:20 PM Reply Like
  • Markman Advisors
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    Correction to the above, the Judge's rejection of PANW's ensnarement defense, eliminates one of PANW's defenses to Juniper's allegation of infringement under the Doctrine of Equivalents.
    19 Feb 2014, 02:20 PM Reply Like
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