First-Class patent challenged as likely invalid

On August 14, 2017, Unified, represented by Finnegan, filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 6,014,089 owned and asserted by First-Class Monitoring, LLC, a subsidiary of Monument Patent Holdings, LLC, a well-known NPE. Historically, Monument Patent Holdings has worked closely with Dominion Harbor, another notorious NPE, to target operating companies. 

The '089 patent, directed to a method for transmitting data using a digital control channel of a wireless network, has been asserted in multiple district court cases against operating companies such as Bank of America, Citigroup, CalAmp, and JPMorgan Chase.

See a copy of the petition below or view the entire proceeding on our PTAB Portal.