On February 11, 2019, Unified (represented by Baker Botts) filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 9,768,804 as part of its ongoing efforts in its new SEP Video Codec Zone. The '804 patent is owned by GE Video Compression, LLC (GEVC) which is participating in the HEVC Advance patent pool (HEVC Advance patent list).
The ‘804 patent and its corresponding extended patent family is one of the largest families known to be owned by GEVC and represents approximately 32% of GEVC's known U.S. assets. Including this petition, Unified has challenged patents representing over 45% of GEVC’s known U.S. assets to date.
HEVC Advance claims that certain claims of the '804 patent are essential to the HEVC standard. After conducting an independent analysis, Unified has determined that the ‘804 patent is likely unpatentable.
Visit Unified’s Public Portal for more information about its Video Codec landscape (OPAL) and standard submission repository (OPEN). To read the petition and review the case record, view IPR2019-00659 on the Portal.