On October 15, 2019, Unified added a new PATROLL contest with a $2,500 cash prize for prior art submissions for US 9,936,086. The '086 patent, generally directed to a system and method for the wireless transfer of photos between mobile devices is owned by Rothschild Patent Imaging, LLC (an NPE) and has been widely asserted in district court. As previously reported, one of these lawsuits targets the GNOME Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides completely free, open-source software solutions for the public. To protect innovation and deter future frivolous assertions, Unified is offering a $2,500 cash prize for the best prior art on this patent.
The contest will expire on January 15, 2020. Please visit PATROLL for more information or to submit an entry for this contest.