Uniloc patent determined to be likely invalid

On February 23, 2018, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial on all challenged claims in an IPR filed by Unified against U.S. Patent 8,838,976 owned and asserted by Uniloc Luxembourg S.A., a well-known NPE.  The '976 patent, directed to an online service user authentication system,  belongs to the Etchegoyen portfolio that Uniloc has asserted against Apple. The '976 was removed from the litigation following Unified's IPR petition, although the litigation continues.  

To read the decision and to view the entire proceeding, visit our PTAB Portal