Plectrum patent challenged as likely invalid

On May 15, 2017, Unified filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 5,978,951, owned and asserted by Plectrum LLC, a new NPE formed after acquiring several patents formerly owned by Hewlett Packard. The '951 Patent, directed to providing a hardware network address cache, has been asserted in 15 district court cases all of which were filed in February 2017.  

The following companies have been sued by Plectrum: