Quantum Stream settles with Unified Patents

On August 3, 2018, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) terminated IPR2017-01672 pursuant to a joint request filed by Quantum Stream Inc. (a subsidiary of XpresSpa, AKA Form Holdings) and Unified Patents. U.S. Patent 9,047,626, the subject of the IPR petition, relates to systems for delivering content, such as a digital video program, to a user device. More details regarding IPR2017-01672 are available on Unified's PTAB Portal

Iron Oak patent determined to be likely invalid

On July 17, 2018, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial on all challenged claims in an IPR filed by Unified against U.S. Patent 5,966,658 owned and asserted by Iron Oak Technologies, LLC, a well-known NPE. The '658 patent, generally directed to mobile communications (and more particularly to the automated selection of a communication path), has been asserted in 23 district court cases against such companies as Samsung, Lenovo, Huawei, and Dell. At the time of this decision, the '658 was at issue in 11 active district court cases.

View all of Iron Oak's District Court litigation here. To read the decision and to view the entire IPR proceeding, visit our PTAB Portal

MONKEYmedia abandons patent claims after Unified files IPR

On July 13, 2018 the Board granted MONKEYmedia, Inc.'s request for adverse judgment and cancellation of all instituted claims in IPR2018-00059 filed by Unified Patents. This request comes shortly after the PTAB's decision to institute trial for US 9,247,226 directed to a method for storing and playing multimedia so a user can interactively choose to expand or contract displayed content. 

For more details about this proceeding, visit Unified's Public Portal

CIPSC 2018 Legal Writing Competition

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Unified and the Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal are pleased to present the CIPSC 2018 Legal Student Writing Competition. Current law students and recent graduates are encouraged to submit articles addressing how AI and machine learning technologies can be leveraged to assist IP professionals and attorneys in their work. The first place winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize and may be invited to share his or her paper at the upcoming 2018 Corporate Intellectual Property Strategy Conference hosted by Unified and the Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal.

The deadline for entry is October 1, 2018. For more details and for directions on how to enter, click the button below.