Following Unsuccessful Unified Patents IPR, Second Complaint Pits Apple Against Plaintiff Controlled by Named Inventor and Bay Area Restaurateur
- December 13, 2019
Category: New Patent LitigationMarket Sectors: E-Commerce and Software, Mobile Communications and Devices
Inventor-controlled SMTM Technology, LLC has filed a new Northern District of California complaint against Apple (5:19-cv-08133), accusing the company of infringing the same patent that SMTM briefly asserted in a similar complaint, filed and quickly dismissed without prejudice in 2015. At issue is the same product, the “‘Do Not Disturb’ while driving software” within Apple’s iOS 11. The reboot of this litigation follows the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s July 2019 refusal to institute trial in an inter partes review (IPR) of the asserted patent in response to a petition filed by Unified Patents late last year (IPR2019-00434).
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