Fall Line patent determined to be likely invalid

On April 5, 2018, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial on all challenged claims in an IPR filed by Unified against U.S. Patent 9,454,748 owned and asserted by Fall Line Patents, LLC, a well-known NPE. The '748 patent, directed to collecting information on a remote computing device by means of a questionnaire, was asserted in multiple litigations against such companies as Uber, American Airlines, Cinemark Holdings, GrubHub, and Choice Hotels International. At the time of this institution decision, three of these district court cases were still pending a final resolution. 

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