Unified files IPR against US 9,544,595 owned by KAIST and ETRI

On May 29, 2019, Unified filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 9,544,595, owned by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) as part of Unified's ongoing efforts in its SEP Video Codec Zone. Akin Gump will serve as lead counsel.

The '595 patent and its corresponding extended patent family is one of the largest families known to be owned by KAIST and represents approximately 46.7% of KAIST’s known U.S. assets. Including this petition, Unified has now challenged patents representing 83.7% of KAIST’s total known U.S. assets.

Visit Unified’s Public Portal for more information about its Video Codec landscape (OPAL) and standard submission repository (OPEN). To read the petition and review the case record, view IPR2019-00725 on the Portal.