Pen-One Acquisition patent determined to be likely invalid

On April 4, 2018, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial on all claims in an IPR filed by Unified against U.S. Patent 7,281,135 owned and asserted by Pen-One Acquisition Group, LLC, an Equitable IP subsidiary and a well-known NPE. The '135 patent, directed to an identity verification system, has been asserted against such companies as Apple and Samsung.

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