All claims of Uniloc patent held unpatentable by PTAB

On August 8, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a public version of its final written decision in Unified Patents Inc. v. Uniloc USA, Inc. et al., holding as unpatentable all 16 claims of U.S. Patent 7,092,671 owned by Fortress Credit Co. LLC (a Softbank subsidiary) and asserted by Uniloc Luxembourg, SA, a well-known NPE. The '671 patent, directed to an automated telephone dialing system, has been asserted in multiple district court cases against such companies as Apple and Samsung.

The Board’s decision rejected Patent Owner's argument that Unified’s members should have been named as RPIs in this proceeding. This is the latest in a series of decisions that have consistently found Unified to be the sole RPI.

Unified was represented by Wilmer Hale in this matter. View all of Uniloc’s district court litigation here. To read the decision and to view the entire IPR proceeding, visit Unified’s Portal.