MobilePay patent determined to be likely invalid

On August 2, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial on all challenged claims in an IPR filed by Unified against U.S. Patent 9,800,706 asserted by MobilePay, LLC (an IP Valuation Partners subsidiary and well-known NPE).  The ‘706 patent, directed to the use of the audio port on a mobile phone to communicate with a peripheral device (such as a keyboard), has been asserted in 5 district court cases against Bank of America, Mindbody, Intuit, and Paypal.

View MobilePay's district court litigation here.  To read the decision and view the entire case proceeding, see Unified’s Portal.