All Challenged Claims of Fall Line Patent Held Unpatentable; Unified Sole RPI

On April 4, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a final written decision in Unified Patents Inc. v. Fall Line Patents, LLC, IPR2018-00043, holding as unpatentable claims 16-19, 21, and 22 of U.S. Patent No. 9,454,748, owned and asserted by Fall Line Patents, LLC, an NPE. The final written decision was made publicly available on May 16, 2019. The ‘748 patent is generally directed to collecting data from a handheld computing device by means of a questionnaire on the handheld computing device and transmitting responses, including GPS coordinates of the handheld computing device, to a server. The ‘748 patent has been asserted against numerous companies including American AirlinesAMC EntertainmentBoston Market,Choice HotelsCinemark TheatresMcDonald'sPapa John'sStarbucksUber, and Zoës Kitchen

In the final written decision, the PTAB determined that Unified was the sole real party-in-interest (RPI) in the proceeding. 

View all of Fall Line's district court litigation here.  To read the decision and to view the entire proceeding, visit our PTAB Portal. Unified was represented by Haynes and Boone in this proceeding.