U.S. Patent No. 6,873,940 Survives Review with All Claims Intact
Suffern, N.Y. – September 26, 2018 – General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading intellectual property licensing firm, announced today that its subsidiary, Kamatani Cloud LLC (Kamatani Cloud), has prevailed on all 41 claims challenged in an inter partes review (IPR) initiated by Unified Patents, Inc.
Unified Patents challenged the validity of Kamatani Cloud’s U.S. Patent No. 6,873,940 titled “Measuring Method and Measuring Service System Using Communication Means” in Unified Patents Inc. v. Kamatani Cloud, LLC (Case No. IPR2017-01370). The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) affirmed the validity of all 41 patent claims. Prevailing in the IPR is an important milestone in Kamatani Cloud’s patent licensing campaign.
“We are delighted with the PTAB’s decision in this matter”, said Michael Shanahan, Vice President and General Counsel for GPC who defended the IPR on behalf of Kamatani Cloud. “The Kamatani Cloud patent survived the validity challenge presented by Unified Patents and its beneficiary members with all 41 claims emerging intact.”
“Of course, we are pleased with this outcome,” said Alexander Poltorak, Chairman and CEO of General Patent Corporation. “However, since its inception, the America Invents Act has systematically shifted the balance of power away from innovators and towards corporate infringers. Although the IPR process was designed to provide at least some level of due process to the patent owners by requiring disclosure of real parties of interest, corporate infringers hide behind Unified Patents to exploit loopholes in the process. The cost of this practice is the erosion of the American patent system to the detriment of innovation and innovators alike,” Dr. Poltorak continued. “We at General Patent Corporation intend to vigorously oppose such actions.”
About General Patent Corporation
General Patent Corporation, headquartered in Suffern, N.Y., is a leading patent licensing and R&D company. GPC represents inventors, small businesses, universities and other patent owners in patent licensing and enforcement matters. Founded in 1987, GPC is the oldest patent enforcement firm in the world and is the manager of Kamatani Cloud LLC. For more information, visit www.GeneralPatent.com.
About Kamatani Cloud LLC
Kamatani Cloud LLC owns U.S. Patent No. 6,873,940. Kamatani Cloud, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kamatani Technologies LLC, is managed by General Patent Corporation. A non-exclusive license under this patent portfolio is available on reasonable terms. For licensing terms, please contact Kathlene Ingham at (845) 368-4000 x107. Additional information is available at www.KamataniCloud.com.