USPTO Records Posted in Early December Include a Transfer of Previously Litigated Router Patents to a Yates NPE

December 14, 2017

Among the assignment records released by the USPTO in early December was a transfer of over 30 patents to a new entity controlled by Brian Yates, including several patents that have been previously litigated against a major networking company. The assignment, executed in June, closely followed a financing deal—one suggesting that 2018 may see a resurgence of activity by Yates-controlled NPEs.

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