Favorable PTAB Decisions Spur Further Activity in Straight Path’s VoIP Campaign
- June 24, 2016
Category: New Patent LitigationMarket Sectors: Media Content and Distribution, Mobile Communications and Devices, Networking
In the wake of several favorable Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions, Straight Path IP Group, Inc. has refiled cases that it had earlier withdrawn, against Avaya (3:16-cv-03459) and Cisco (5:16-cv-03463) in the Northern District of California and against Verizon (Cellco) (1:16-cv-04236) in the Southern District of New York. All three complaints assert three VoIP patents (6,108,704; 6,131,121, 6,701,365), with a fourth patent (6,009,469) from the same 11-member family asserted against Avaya and Cisco. Those favorable PTAB decisions came in response to several of the over 25 petitions for inter partes review (IPR) filed, joining one re-examination certificate for each of five of the patents-in-suit, which have been asserted in two campaigns stretching back almost exactly a decade.