Universal Secure Registry patent challenged as likely invalid

On October 16, 2017, Unified, represented by Erise IP, filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 8,577,813 owned and asserted by Universal Secure Registry LLC, an NPE. The '813 patent, directed to a device onto which a user may store information regarding multiple financial accounts, has been asserted in district court litigation against such companies as Apple and Visa.

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

Blue Sky patent challenged as likely invalid

On October 13, 2017, Unified filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 8,265,691 owned and asserted by Blue Sky Networks, LLC, a subsidiary of Monument Patent Holdings (aka Dominion Harbor), a well-known NPE. The '691 patent, directed to the operation of wireless handsets within short-range areas of a wireless network, has been asserted in seven district court cases in 2017 against such companies as Toyota, MediaTek, Lenovo, BLU Products, and Best Buy.

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

SoftVault LLC settles IPR with Unified Patents

On June 28, 2017, SoftVault Systems, Inc. and Unified Patents Inc. jointly filed a request to terminate IPR2017-01788 pursuant to settlement. U.S. Patent 6,249,868, the subject of the IPR petition, relates to protecting and controlling personal computers and/or components of those computers. 

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