RPX says it invalidates Rothschild patent

RPX Corporation, a provider of patent risk management services, said the Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidated all instituted claims on all grounds in a final written decision in an inter partes review filed by RPX against a patent owned by Rothschild Connected Devices Innovations, LLC (RCDI).

“RCDI asserted the patent at issue in a litigation campaign brought in the Eastern District of Texas that has targeted more than 65 defendants operating in sectors including automotive, energy, and home automation,” said RPX.

RPX said the invalidated patent is US 8,788,090 and the proceeding is IPR2016-00443.

San Francisco-based RPX said that as of March 31, 2017, it had invested more than $2 billion to acquire more than 17,500 US and international patent assets and rights on behalf of more than 300 clients in eight sectors: automotive, consumer electronics and PCs, E-commerce and software, financial services, media content and distribution, mobile communications and devices, networking, and semiconductors.