Impact Sport Techs. abandons patent after PTAB institutes IPR

On August 12, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) terminated proceedings in Unified Patents Inc. v. Impact Sport Techs., Inc., after Impact Sport Technologies abandoned all claims of U.S. Patent 8,460,197 (previously owned and asserted by Health Watch, LLC, a Dominion Harbor subsidiary and well-known NPE). Patent Owner’s request for adverse judgment was filed shortly after the Board’s July 26th order instituting inter partes review for all claims. The ‘197 patent, directed to wearable sensors and electronic devices, has been asserted against Huawei and Samsung.

Unified was represented by Wilson Sonsini in this matter. View district court litigation for the ‘197 patent. To read the decision and view the entire case proceeding, see Unified’s Portal.