Voip-Pal.com Inc. said its patent attorneys Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP filed responses with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on their behalf to the five petitions for Inter Partes Review (IPR) by AT&T and Apple.
Voip-Pal.com said it owns a portfolio of patents relating to Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology that it is currently looking to monetize.
The IPR petitions were filed in response to Voip-Pal’s combined multi-billion dollar lawsuits against Apple, Verizon and AT&T.
The lawsuits have been temporarily postponed by mutual agreement among the parties until the institution decisions by the PTAB are made, expected before the end of 2017.
“The responses to the petitions challenging the RBR ‘815 patent and the RBR Messaging ‘005 patent were filed on Thursday August 24, 2017 and Friday August 25, 2017,” said Voip-Pal.
“A decision by the PTAB whether to institute the IPR’s is expected in the next 90 days.
“The IPR responses to the these petitions, as well as the previously filed Apple and Unified Patents petition have been posted on the Company’s website voip-pal.com, and may be accessed using this link: IPR.”
Emil Malak, CEO of Voip-Pal said: “We have now defended ourselves against a total of eight inter partes review petitions on the same two patents.
“Our team of technical engineers have worked tirelessly over the past months to provide a very strong rebuttal for each petition.
“We are confident we have provided winning arguments based on the technical merits of each case.”