First freely available patent transactions database launched by Unified Patents and ROI

Now you can view patent transaction data on more than 25,000 patent families that are For Sale and Likely Sold via the Portal. It shows which patents are up for sale, by whom, and where they went after a transaction was completed. Buyers can then directly link to IAM Market purchase opportunities.  Information comes from Richardson Oliver Insights (ROI) and IAM Market.

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“As the operator of the world’s number one IP marketplace, we are excited to see Unified’s Portal integrate ROI’s transaction data to further enable the market.”

John Eborall, Commercial Director of the IAM Market. 

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“For a market to become more efficient buyers or sellers of patents need to know what’s going on in the secondary market. Our work with Unified will better inform industry decision makers to bring more transparency to the market which should make it grow.”

Kent Richardson, CEO of ROI

Kevin Jakel, CEO of Unified, further explains: “When we first launched the Portal, our goal was to help the industry make informed strategic decisions. ROI is the authoritative patent transaction data company in our industry and this collaboration enables our users to further expand their data-driven strategic decisions and improve patent quality.”




Inventergy settles with Unified Patents

On October 23, 2019, the Board issued an order terminating IPR2019-01112 pursuant to a joint settlement request filed by Unified Patents and Inventergy LBS, LLC an NPE. U.S. Patent No. 9,781,558, related to monitoring and communicating tracking devices, has been asserted against tracking device vendors such as Tracking the World, Inc., Geofroce, Inc., and USGlobalSat, Inc.  

Unified was represented by Finnegan Henderson in this proceeding. View Inventergy LBS's district court litigation.  To read the petition and view the entire case proceeding, visit our Portal.

MOAEC Techs. abandons patent after PTAB institutes IPR

On October 23, 2019, the Board granted MOAEC Technologies request for adverse judgment and cancellation of all challenged claims in IPR2018-01758 filed by Unified Patents. MOAEC Technologies, a General Patent Corporation subsidiary and well-known NPE, is the owner of US 6,232,539 relating to a music organizer and entertainment center. Unified filed a petition against the '539 patent last September, which was instituted in April. On the eve of Unified's reply due date, MOAEC disclaimed all the challenged claims and requested adverse judgment.

MOAEC previously sued Spotify, SoundCloud, and Deezer in the District of Delaware, where Judge Stark found the asserted claims to be invalid under 35 USC 101. MOAEC appealed the 101 ruling to the Federal Circuit, but ultimately settled with the defendants and withdrew its appeal.

Lionel Lavenue, Trenton Ward, and Nathan North at Finnegan served as Unified’s outside counsel in this proceeding. View all of MOAEC Technologies’ District Court litigation here. To read the decision and to view the entire IPR proceeding, visit our PTAB Portal.

$2,500 Cash Prize for Prior Art on Rothschild "Photo Transfer" Patent

On October 15, 2019, Unified added a new PATROLL contest with a $2,500 cash prize for prior art submissions for US 9,936,086. The '086 patent, generally directed to a system and method for the wireless transfer of photos between mobile devices is owned by Rothschild Patent Imaging, LLC (an NPE) and has been widely asserted in district court. As previously reported, one of these lawsuits targets the GNOME Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides completely free, open-source software solutions for the public. To protect innovation and deter future frivolous assertions, Unified is offering a $2,500 cash prize for the best prior art on this patent.

The contest will expire on January 15, 2020. Please visit PATROLL for more information or to submit an entry for this contest.

$1,000 prize for prior art on "streaming video selection" patent

On October 14, 2019, Unified added a new PATROLL contest with a $1,000 cash prize for prior art submissions for US 10,205,986. The '986 patent, generally directed to systems and methods that couple mobile streaming video over unguided media to a network for viewer selection is owned by Gabriel De La Vega (an NPE) and has been asserted in district court. To protect innovation and deter future frivolous assertions, Unified is offering a $1,000 cash prize for the best prior art on this patent.

The contest will expire on January 14, 2020. Please visit PATROLL for more information or to submit an entry for this contest.