Blue Sky patent challenged as likely invalid

On October 13, 2017, Unified filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 8,265,691 owned and asserted by Blue Sky Networks, LLC, a subsidiary of Monument Patent Holdings (aka Dominion Harbor), a well-known NPE. The '691 patent, directed to the operation of wireless handsets within short-range areas of a wireless network, has been asserted in seven district court cases in 2017 against such companies as Toyota, MediaTek, Lenovo, BLU Products, and Best Buy.

To read the petition and view the entire case proceeding, see our PTAB Portal.