American Vehicular Sciences patent found invalid

On May 19, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a final written decision in Unified Patents Inc. v. American Vehicular Sciences, LLCIPR2016-00364 invalidating all challenged claims of U.S. Patent 9,043,093, owned and asserted by American Vehicular Sciences, LLC, a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation. Acacia, a notorious NPE, is responsible for filing over 250 patent infringement cases in district court since 2014. 

The '093 Patent, which relates to a single side curtain airbag for vehicles, has been asserted in multiple district court cases against various automotive manufacturers and equipment suppliers including Honda, Nissan, Toyota, and Hyundai

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