On Friday, January 15, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted another petition filed by Unified Patents Inc. against a patent owned by TransVideo Electronics, Ltd. (TransVideo) on grounds covering all claims. Unified filed the petition to protect, among others, content delivery technologies from questionable NPE assertions.
TransVideo claims its patent covers, among other things, a global digital video news system. TransVideo filed more than fifteen cases against operating companies. Unified's IPR challenging all 14 claims of U.S. Patent 5,594,936 was instituted on all claims.