On April 5, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a final written decision in Unified Patents Inc. v. Blue Sky Networks, LLC, IPR2018-00069 holding as unpatentable claims 1-4, 7-14, and 17-20 of U.S. Patent 8,265,691 owned and asserted by Blue Sky Networks, LLC, a Dominion Harbor subsidiary and well-known NPE. The '691 patent, directed to enhanced wireless handsets operating in a direct handset-to-handset communication mode, was asserted in multiple litigations against such companies as Toyota, Best Buy, MediaTek, Lenovo, BLU, Huawei, and Roche Diabetes Care.
David O’Dell, David McCombs, and Gregory Huh at Haynes and Boone, LLP served as Unified’s lead counsel in this proceeding. View all of Blue Sky’s District Court litigation here. To read the decision, visit Unified’s Portal.