Convergent Media Solutions patent invalidated in IPR filed by Unified

On March 29, 2017, the Board in IPR2016-00047 invalidated all challenged claims of a patent owned and asserted by Convergent Media Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Strategic Intellectual Solutions, LLC. Strategic Intellectual Solutions, a notorious NPE, is responsible for filing dozens of infringement actions against operating companies in 2015 and 2016.

In addition to agreeing with Unified's arguments on the merits, the Board further granted Convergent Media's request for adverse judgment on two additional claims of U.S. Patent 8,640,183 (related to a system and method for navigating hypermedia using multiple coordinated input/output device sets). The '183 Patent has been asserted in multiple litigations against defendants such as Netflix, Hulu, Roku, and AT&T

A copy of the decision can be found below and full details about the case are available at Unified's PTAB Portal