Textile Computer Systems patent determined to likely be invalid

On May 12, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted trial on all challenged claims in an IPR filed by Unified against U.S. Patent 8,505,079, owned and asserted by Textile Computer Systems, Inc., an NPE.  The '079 Patent, which relates to security protocols for use in securing and/or restricting access to personal or other confidential information, has been asserted in multiple district court cases against credit unions and other financial services providers such as Fort Worth and Sabine.

A copy of the decision is provided below. More details for the entire proceeding can be found on our PTAB Portal