PTAB cancels 16 of 17 claims for widely asserted Smart Authentication (Dominion Harbor) patent

On February 20, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a final written decision in Unified Patents Inc. v. Smart Authentication IP, LLC, IPR2017-02047 invalidating claims 1-10 and 12-17 of U.S. Patent 8,082,213 owned and asserted by Smart Authentication IP, LLC, a Dominion Harbor subsidiary and a well-known NPE.  The '213 patent, directed to a user authentication system, has been asserted in multiple litigations against such companies as MongoDBSlack TechnologiesEvernoteEtsyDiscover and USAA.

Unified’s own Roshan Mansinghani served as lead counsel in this proceeding. View all of Smart Authentication’s District Court litigation here. To read the decision, visit Unified’s PTAB Portal.