On May 1, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a final written decision in Unified Patents Inc. v. Universal Secure Registry, LLC, IPR2018-00067, holding as unpatentable claims 1-3, 5-9, 11, 13-18, 20, and 22-26 of U.S. Patent No. 8,577,813, owned and asserted by Universal Secure Registry, LLC, a known NPE. The final written decision was made publicly available on May 31, 2019. The '813 patent, generally directed to authenticating a user using biometric and secret information provided to a user device, has been asserted against Apple and Visa.
In the final written decision, the PTAB determined that Unified was the sole real party-in-interest (RPI) in the proceeding.
Jason Mudd at Erise IP served as Unified’s lead counsel in this proceeding. View the complete District Court litigation here. To read the decision and to view the entire IPR proceeding, visit our PTAB Portal.