Ortiz & Associates patent determined to be likely invalid

On August 29, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial on all challenged claims in an IPR filed by Unified against U.S. Patent 8,971,914 owned and asserted by Ortiz & Associates Consulting, LLC, an NPE. The ‘914 patent, directed to controlling a multimedia video device to play video data through the operation of a wireless device, has been asserted against Google and Roku.

Unified is represented by David O’Dell, David McCombs, and Thomas Kelton at Haynes and Boone in this proceeding. View Ortiz & Associates' district court litigation here. To read the petition and view the entire case proceeding, see Unified's Portal.