Another Uniloc patent challenged as likely invalid

On December 11, 2017, Unified filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 7,092,671 owned and asserted by Uniloc Luxembourg, S.A. and Uniloc USA (collectively "Uniloc"), a well-known NPE responsible for filing 95 new patent litigations since January 2017. The '671 patent, directed to a "system where a user’s handheld computer could automatically dial a telephone number stored in its memory by interacting with a telephone" has been asserted in district court against Apple and Samsung

To read the petition and view the entire case proceeding, see our PTAB Portal.

Autoloxer LLC settles IPR with Unified Patents

On December 5, 2017, Autoloxer LLC and Unified Patents Inc. jointly filed a request to terminate IPR2017-01271 pursuant to settlement. U.S. Patent 7,084,735, the subject of the IPR petition, relates to a system where remotely issued vehicle limitation control signals are received wirelessly by a device on a vehicle. 

The settlement details are confidential. To read the petition and view the entire case proceeding, please visit our PTAB Portal

GEMSA patent determined to be likely invalid

On December 5, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial on challenged claims in an IPR filed by Unified against U.S. Patent 6,690,400, owned and asserted by Global Equity Management (SA) Pty. Ltd. ("GEMSA"), a well-known NPE.  The '400 Patent, directed to a graphical user interface (GUI) displaying graphics representing various partitioned storage devices in a computer, has been asserted in 43 district court cases, 35 of which are currently pending. The following companies are presently involved in litigation over the '400 patent.

 
  • Philips, Inc.
  • AdRoll, Inc.
  • Artek Surfin Chemicals, Ltd. 
  • Hitachi America
  • The Nasdaq OMX Group, Inc.
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. 
  • Spotify 
  • Zynga
  • Uber 
  • eBay
  • Ericsson
  • Amazon Web Services
  • AirBNB
  • Alibaba Group
  • Alibaba.com
  •  Travelocity
  •  Expedia
  •  PriceLine Group
  •  CruiseShipCenters
  •  Ubisoft
  •  Ticketmaster
  •  SAP America
  •  Hotels.com
  •  Amazon.com
  •  Ticketleap.com
  •  Johnson & Johnson 
  •  Zillow
  •  General Electric Company
  •  Netflix
  •  Siemens

To read the decision and to view the entire proceeding, visit our PTAB Portal

Preferential Networks (Dominion Harbor) patent challenged as likely invalid

On November 29, 2017, Unified filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 8,577,994 owned and asserted by Preferential Networks IP, LLC, a Monument/Dominion Harbor subsidiary and well-known NPE. The '994 patent, directed to “allocating and managing bandwidth in a communication system that transfers data between devices,” has been asserted in district court against such companies as AT&T, Sprint, Comcast, T-Mobile, and Charter Communications.

To read the petition and view the entire case proceeding, see our PTAB Portal.

Another IP Edge patent challenged as likely invalid

On November 22, 2017, Unified filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 8,295,862 owned and asserted by Anuwave LLC, an IP Edge entity and well-known NPE. The '862 patent, directed to “a terminal station, e.g., a mobile phone, that contains meta information of available SMS-based services, a mobile number for an SMS gateway delivering the services, and parameters for each of the services,” has been asserted in 47 district court cases as of the filing of Unified's petition. TCF Financial Corporation and Capitol Federal Savings Bank are currently involved in litigation over the '862 patent.

To read the petition and view the entire case proceeding, see our PTAB Portal.