Backed by Fortress, Uniloc Steadily Grows Its Unified Communications Campaign
This past week, Uniloc USA, Inc. and Uniloc Luxembourg S.A. (Uniloc) sued Atos (Unify) (6:16-cv-00101), Huawei (6:16-cv-00099), and NEC (6:16-cv-00100), bringing the total number of defendants in Uniloc’s unified communications campaign to eight. As in its previous cases filed in this campaign against Avaya, Cisco, Genband, Microsoft, and ShoreTel, Uniloc’s complaint against Huawei asserts three related patents (7,804,948; 7,853,000; 8,571,194) from a family of five generally related to initiating a conference call in an instant messaging session. The NPE’s cases against Unify and NEC, on the other hand, involve only the ‘194 patent. Uniloc’s infringement allegations focus on the defendants’ unified communications systems, including instant messaging and conference call capabilities.