Unified added a $2,000 contest to PATROLL seeking prior art for U.S. Patent No. 9,973,622 owned by SMTM Technology, an NPE. The '622 patent generally relates to suppressing notifications of incoming communications on a mobile device. SMTM asserted a similarly titled patent, “Mobile Device Inactive Mode and Inactive Mode Verification,” U.S. Patent No. 8,958,853 in district court litigation.
References similar to those Unified used in the IPR2019-00434 will not be considered.
The contest will expire on August 31, 2019. Please visit PATROLL for more information or to submit an entry for this contest.