Columbia University

Technology Ventures

Finjan’s Evolution as Both an Operating and IP Company

Phil Hartstein, President and CEO of Finjan, discusses his early career prior to joining Finjan; how to determine what percentage of a startup’s budget should be set aside for IP filings; the role of an IP portfolio for fundraising; how Finjan was formed initially as an operating cybersecurity company; why Finjan’s patent portfolio was eventually spun-out into a publicly-traded IP pure play; and whether being a public company is beneficial for IP pure plays.