Uniloc patent challenged as likely invalid

On December 31, Unified filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 7,020,252 owned by well-known NPE Uniloc 2017 LLC.  The ‘252 patent, directed to group voice messaging, has been asserted against Hike, Microsoft and Apple

 View Uniloc's assertion of this patent in district court litigation.  To read the petition and view the entire case proceeding, see our PTAB Portal

Checksum Ventures patent challenged as likely invalid

On December 31, Unified filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 8,301,906 owned by Checksum Ventures (owned by well-known NPE Bradley Liddle).  The ‘906 patent, directed to techniques for checksumming data, has been asserted against cloud storage companies including Dell, Backblaze, and SpiderOak

 View Checksum Venture's district court litigation.  To read the petition and view the entire case proceeding, see our PTAB Portal

Flectere patent challenged as likely invalid

On December 31, Unified filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 6,415,284 owned by Flectere LLC.  The ‘284 patent, directed to techniques for verifying electronic forms, has been asserted against retailers including Academy, Staples, and Sears

 View Flectere's district court litigation.  To read the petition and view the entire case proceeding, see our PTAB Portal.

Universal Cipher (formerly Cumberland Systems) patent challenged as likely invalid

On December 30, Unified filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 8,023,647 owned by Universal Cipher LLC and formerly asserted by Cumberland Systems LLC (owned by well-known NPE Bradley Liddle).  The ‘647 patent, directed to techniques for encrypting data, has been asserted against over 20 companies including Verizon, AT&T, JP Morgan, and Lockheed Martin

 View all district court litigation for the ‘647 patent.  To read the petition and view the entire case proceeding, see our PTAB Portal.

Synchview Technologies patent challenged as likely invalid

On December 30, Unified filed a petition for inter partes review (IPR) against U.S. Patent 6,788,882, owned and asserted by Synchview Technologies, LLC, an affiliate of IP Investments Group LLC, a well-known NPE.  The ‘882 patent, directed to a digital video recorder (DVR) that stores several programs at the same time in synchronization with each other, has been asserted against a number of broadcasting and cable companies such as Charter Communications (Spectrum)MediacomAtlantic BroadbandCable One, and Blue Ridge Cable

View Synchview’s district court litigation here.  To read the petition and view the entire case proceeding, see our PTAB Portal.