Juniper Networks and Palo Alto Networks have been embroiled in a bitter legal battle since at least 2011.
Palo Alto Networks was founded by a number of high-level Juniper employees in 2007. Juniper alleged that Palo Alto has infringed on a number of its patents. Palo Alto disagrees.
Juniper has asked for summary judgement in the case that Palo Alto was in fact infringing on Juniper’s patent. Judge Robinson denied that motion from Juniper, which doesn’t mean the case is over. It just means the case still has to go to a trial, which is currently scheduled for February 24th.
“Juniper intends to continue vigorously defending and protecting against the willful infringement of its intellectual property, and we look forward to our upcoming day in court,” Juniper stated.