From Fearsome to Fortress: The Long Fall of Uniloc
Amid ongoing standing battles with Apple and Lenovo (Motorola), Uniloc Corporation Pty Ltd. continues to fight efforts to unshroud details of its tangled agreements with Fortress Investment Group LLC. Yet, a close examination of documents already in the public domain, including filings in multiple state court cases brought in the aftermath of Uniloc’s 2012 settlement with Microsoft, yields a new understanding of the Uniloc-Fortress relationship. They also reveal a corporate life cycle fraught with funding turmoil, standing woes, and contentious disputes among parties eager to collect their share of Uniloc’s settlement revenues. Here, a look at the 15 years of chaos that led to Fortress’s recent takeover of Uniloc.