Uniloc patent determined to be likely invalid

On July 26, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial on all challenged claims in an IPR filed by Unified against US Patent 7,020,252, owned by Uniloc, a well-known NPE. The ’252 patent, directed to a “communal recording system” that restricts access to recorded audio messages to subsequent users, has been asserted against Apple, Microsoft, and Hike in district court.

Unified is represented by Finnegan in this proceeding. View district court litigation for the ‘252 patent. To read the petition and view the entire case proceeding, see Unified’s Portal