On October 1, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial in an IPR filed by Unified against all independent claims and most dependent claims of US Patent 10,110,898, owned by Velos Media, LLC. The ’898 patent, generally directed to video quantization techniques for limiting the data that results from the encoding process, represents one of the largest patent families known to be owned by Velos.
Velos claims to have and seeks to license patents allegedly essential to the HEVC / H.265 standard (such as the ‘898 patent). Unified filed this challenge as part of its ongoing efforts in its SEP Video Codec Zone after independently determining that the allegedly standard essential ‘898 patent is likely unpatentable.
Unified is represented by Winston & Strawn in this proceeding. Visit Unified’s Portal for more information about its Video Codec landscape (OPAL) and standard submission repository (OPEN). To read the decision and review the case record, view IPR2019-00763 on the Portal.