The Federal Circuit has cancelled additional claims in two Software Rights Archive, LLC (SRA) search engine patents (5,832,494; 6,233,571) partially invalidated by the the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). In a memorandum opinion and order issued on September 9, the court partially overruled three final decisions in inter partes reviews (IPRs) filed by Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter (IPR2013-00479, IPR2013-00480, IPR2013-00481).
Software Rights Archive[NPE] filed two separate suits against LinkedIn and Twitter. The complaints are currently unavailable. Software Rights Archive has filed two prior suits since November 2007 against AOL, Google, IAC Search & Media, Lycos, Microsoft, and Yahoo. In July 2008, AOL, Google, IAC, and Yahoo filed a motion to compel discovery as to Software Rights Archive’s ownership structure and the identity of its controlling stakeholder. According to the motion, “Corporate information about Altitude Capital, the ultimate entity that appears to control both Software Rights Archive and SRA, is also highly relevant to personal jurisdiction over Software Rights Archive.” 7/27, Northern District of California, assigned to Honorable William Aslup, 3:2012cv03971; assigned to Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu, 4:2012cv03972.
Access to the full article is currently available to RPX members only. Please contact us if you need further information.