Portal Communications (Dominion Harbor) patent determined to be likely invalid

On July 25, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial on all claims in an IPR filed by Unified against US Patent 7,376,645, owned by Portal Communications, a Dominion Harbor subsidiary and well-known NPE. The ’645 patent, directed to systems that allow verbal natural language querying about items near the user, has been asserted against Apple, Microsoft, and SoundHound in district court.

Unified is represented by Ropes & Gray in this proceeding. View district court litigation for the ‘645 patent. To read the petition and view the entire case proceeding, see Unified’s Portal