SecureWave Storage Solutions patent determined to be likely invalid

On July 12, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial on all challenged claims in an IPR filed by Unified against US Patent 7,036,020, owned and asserted by SecureWave Storage Solutions, Inc., an affiliate of Quarterhill Inc. (f/k/a Wi-LAN Inc.), a well-known NPE.  The ’020 patent, directed to securing areas of a memory device to limit access to stored data, has been asserted against Kingston Technology Corporation and Micron Technology.  

View SecureWave’s district court litigation here.  To read the petition and view the entire case proceeding, see our PTAB Portal