Location Based Services patent challenged as likely invalid

On August 21 2017, Unified, represented by Finnegan, filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 7,860,648 owned and asserted by Location Based Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Leigh Rothschild according to sites, a well-known NPE. This patent was previously prosecuted and owned by Intellectual Ventures, before being transferred to Mr. Rothschild. 

LBS originally went after Rand McNally, Garmin, MiTAC Digital, Niantic, and Trimble.  At the start of this month, they filed suit against Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T. The ‘648 patent is one of five related patents being asserted against the carriers.

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