American Vehicular Sciences patent found invalid

On May 19, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a final written decision in Unified Patents Inc. v. American Vehicular Sciences, LLCIPR2016-00364 invalidating all challenged claims of U.S. Patent 9,043,093, owned and asserted by American Vehicular Sciences, LLC, a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation. Acacia, a notorious NPE, is responsible for filing over 250 patent infringement cases in district court since 2014. 

The '093 Patent, which relates to a single side curtain airbag for vehicles, has been asserted in multiple district court cases against various automotive manufacturers and equipment suppliers including Honda, Nissan, Toyota, and Hyundai

See a copy of the final decision below or view the entire proceeding in our PTAB Portal.