PTAB Axes 2 Uniloc Patents, Trims Another In Tech Giant Row

By Britain Eakin (January 20, 2021, 5:39 PM EST) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has wiped out two Uniloc patents and cut another down to size in four separate challenges brought by Netflix, Microsoft, Sling TV and Apple, which have been trying to knock out patents they've been accused of infringing.

The board handed down three decisions invalidating U.S. Patent Nos. 8,407,609 and 6,473,114 on Tuesday, following a Friday decision that upheld only five claims in U.S. Patent No. 7,136,999.

Two of the Jan. 19 decisions were on the same three claims in the '609 patent, which were challenged by Netflix in one petition and Sling in a second....

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