All challenged claims of Iron Oak patent held unpatentable

On July 15, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a final written decision in Unified Patents Inc. v. Iron Oak Technologies, LLC, holding as unpatentable claims 1, 3, 4, 8, and 11 of US Patent 5,966,658, owned and asserted by Iron Oak, an NPE.  The ’658 patent, directed to the automatic selection of a communication path in mobile communications, has been asserted in 23 district court cases against companies such as DellHuaweiHPLenovoMicrosoftSamsung, and Toshiba

David Cavanaugh of Wilmer Hale served as Unified’s lead counsel in this proceeding.  View all of Iron Oak’s District Court litigation here.  To read the decision and view the entire IPR proceeding, visit our PTAB Portal.