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March 17, 2020, Decided
IPR2019-01550, Paper No. 8 Patent 7,016,676 B2
USPTO Bd of Patent Appeals & Interferences; Patent Trial & Appeal Bd Decs.
TURNER, Administrative Patent Judge.
Denying Institution of Inter Partes Review 35 U.S.C. § 314
On August 29, 2019, Ericsson, Inc. ("Petitioner") filed a Petition to institute inter partes review of claims 1, 2, and 8 ("the challenged claims") of U.S. Patent No. 7,016,676 B2 (Ex. 1001, "the '676 Patent "). Paper 2 ("Pet."). Uniloc 2017 LLC ("Patent Owner") filed a Preliminary Response. Paper 7 ("Prelim. Resp.").
An inter partes review may not be instituted unless the information presented in the petition "shows that there is a reasonable likelihood that the petitioner would prevail with respect to at least 1 of the claims challenged in the petition." 35 U.S.C. § 314(a). Based [*2] on the particular circumstances of this case, we exercise our discretion under 35 U.S.C. § 314(a) and deny the Petition.
A. Related Matters
Petitioner identifies the following civil actions involving the '676 patent :
Uniloc 2017 LLC v. Microsoft Corp., No. 8:18-cv-02053 (C.D. Cal.);
Uniloc 2017 LLC, et al. v. Google LLC, No. 2:18-cv-00495 (E.D. Tex.);
Uniloc 2017 LLC v. Verizon Commc'ns Inc., et al., No. 2:18-cv-00513 (E.D. Tex.);
Uniloc 2017 LLC v. AT&T Servs., Inc., et al., No. 2:18-cv-00514 (E.D. Tex.);
Uniloc 2017 LLC, et al. v. Google LLC, No. 2:18-cv-00448 (E.D. Tex.);
Uniloc 2017 LLC, et al. v. AT&T, Inc., et al., No. 2:18-cv-00379 (E.D. Tex.);
Uniloc 2017 LLC, et al. v. Verizon Commc'ns Inc., et al., No. 2:18-cv-00380 (E.D. Tex.);
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2020 Pat. App. LEXIS 6679 *
ERICSSON INC., Petitioner, v. UNILOC 2017, LLC, Patent Owner.
[*1] ROUTINE OPINION. Pursuant to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Standard Operating Procedure 2, the opinion below has been designated a routine opinion.
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