Pure Data Systems (Dominion Harbor) patent determined to be likely invalid

On August 1, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial on all challenged claims in an IPR filed by Unified against US Patent 5,999,947 owned by Pure Data Systems, LLC (a Dominion Harbor subsidiary and well-known NPE). The ‘947 patent, directed to distributing database changes to one or more client computers, has been asserted in 16 district court cases against such companies as Electronic Arts, Spotify, CNN, CBS, Pinterest, LinkedIn and others.

Unified is represented by Haynes and Boone in this proceeding. View Pure Data Systems' district court litigation here. To read the decision and view the entire case proceeding, see Unified’s Portal.

Health Watch patent determined to be likely invalid

On July 26, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial on all claims in an IPR filed by Unified against U.S. Patent 8,460,197 owned by Health Watch, LLC (a Dominion Harbor subsidiary and well-known NPE). The ‘197 patent, directed to wearable sensors and electronic devices, has been asserted against Huawei and Samsung.

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

Unified files IPR against US 8,139,651 owned by DivX, LLC

On July 26, 2019, Unified filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against US Patent 8,139,651, owned by DivX, LLC (a subsidiary of well-known NPE Fortress Investment Group) as part of Unified's ongoing efforts in its SEP Video Codec Zone. The '651 patent, directed to a method for deblocking reconstructed video frames, has been asserted in district court litigation against Netflix and Hulu. Unified is represented by Haynes and Boone in this proceeding.

Visit Unified’s Portal for more information about its Video Codec landscape (OPAL) and standard submission repository (OPEN). To read the petition and review the case record, view IPR2019-01379 on Unified’s Portal.

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

Portal Communications (Dominion Harbor) patent determined to be likely invalid

On July 25, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial on all claims in an IPR filed by Unified against US Patent 7,376,645, owned by Portal Communications, a Dominion Harbor subsidiary and well-known NPE. The ’645 patent, directed to systems that allow verbal natural language querying about items near the user, has been asserted against Apple, Microsoft, and SoundHound in district court.

Unified is represented by Ropes & Gray in this proceeding. View district court litigation for the ‘645 patent. To read the petition and view the entire case proceeding, see Unified’s Portal