On July 25, 2017, Unified, represented by Haynes and Boone, filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 8,838,976 owned and asserted by Uniloc Luxembourg, S.A., a subsidiary of Uniloc Corporation Pty. Limited, a well-known NPE. Uniloc was responsible for filing 87 patent infringement actions against 73 operating companies in 2016 and has since filed an additional 51 new cases in 2017. The '976 patent, directed to a system for authenticating the identity of website users, was first asserted in April 2017 in an infringement action against Apple.
See a copy of the petition below or view the entire proceeding on our PTAB Portal.