First-Class patent challenged as likely invalid

On August 14, 2017, Unified, represented by Finnegan, filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 6,014,089 owned and asserted by First-Class Monitoring, LLC, a subsidiary of Monument Patent Holdings, LLC, a well-known NPE. Historically, Monument Patent Holdings has worked closely with Dominion Harbor, another notorious NPE, to target operating companies. 

The '089 patent, directed to a method for transmitting data using a digital control channel of a wireless network, has been asserted in multiple district court cases against operating companies such as Bank of America, Citigroup, CalAmp, and JPMorgan Chase.

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