June Sees PTAB Petitions and Decisions in Large and Long-Running CampaignsJuly 8, 2017
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) saw petitions for AIA review filed against a variety of prolific litigants in June 2017, including General Patent Corporation, Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV), Quarterhill Inc. (f/k/a Wi-LAN Inc.), Realtime Data LLC, Uniloc Corporation Pty. Limited, and Xperi Corporation (f/k/a Tessera Holding Corporation). Also in June, the PTAB instituted trial for petitions brought against patents asserted in a variety of sprawling campaigns, including some waged by Acacia Research Corporation, IV, Papst Licensing, Quarterhill, and VirnetX Inc. The Board further issued final decisions throughout June in AIA reviews against patents involved in several notable campaigns, including some waged by Document Security Systems, Inc., Elm 3DS Innovations LLC, Empire IP LLC, and Quarterhill.
WiLAN Files New Suits Against LG Electronics and Lenovo in Wireless Networking CampaignFebruary 24, 2017
Wi-LAN Inc. (WiLAN) has added new lawsuits against LG Electronics (LGE) (3:17-cv-00358) and Lenovo (3:17-cv-00365) to its long-running wireless networking campaign, accusing the two companies of infringing four patents (8,787,924; 8,867,351; 9,226,320; 9,497,743) through various mobile devices and laptops offering LTE connectivity. These newest complaints come roughly five weeks after WiLAN subsidiary Wireless Protocol Innovations, Inc. dismissed its suit against campaign co-defendant ZTE (6:15-cv-00919) in light of an apparent settlement.