IPR Petitions

In 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) instituted a new proceeding called Inter Partes Review (IPR).  IPR was created under the America Invents Act (AIA) and allows third parties to challenge patents before the USPTO more quickly and at a cost much lower than litigation.  A third party petitioner of an IPR may request to cancel an invalid patent on the basis of prior publications that teach or suggest the claimed invention.

Early results have been highly positive for those wishing to efficiently invalidate invalid patents. Askeladden, as part of its PQI, files IPRs with the USPTO challenging the validity of patents that Askeladden believes are invalid. In this way, Askeladden hopes to remove impediments to innovation and improve patent quality.

In 2016, Askeladden announced the formation of the Patent Challenge Committee to support its ongoing efforts to challenge low-quality patents through IPRs. 

Below is a table listing the IPR challenges that Askeladden has filed with the USPTO.

IPR Patent Patent Title Patent Owner Press Release
IPR2018-00745 9,054,860 Digital Verified Identification System and Method Digital Verification Systems, LLC Release 
IPR2018-00746 9,054,860 Digital Verified Identification System and Method Digital Verification Systems, LLC Release
IPR2017-00726
8,285,648 System and Method for Verifying a User's Identity in Electronic Transactions Verify Smart Corp.
Release
IPR2017-00452
6,321,095
Wireless Communications Approach
Encoditech, LLC   Release
IPR2017-00105
7,552,080
Customized Credit Offer Strategy Based on Terms Specified by an Applicant
NextCard, LLC  Release
IPR2017-00083
7,197,297
Authentication Method for Enabling a User of a Mobile Station to Access to Private Data or Services
N5 Technologies, LLC
Release
IPR2016-01906 8,132,720
Financial Management System
Finnavations, LLC  Release
IPR2016-01720 8,527,407
Process and Device for Conducting Electronic Transactions Using Wireless and Cellular Devices
Purple Leaf, LLC
Release
IPR2016-01721 8,527,407
Process and Device for Conducting Electronic Transactions Using Wireless and Cellular Devices
Purple Leaf, LLC
Release
IPR2016-01722 8,744,963  Method for Transferring an Amount to be Paid Purple Leaf, LLC
Release
IPR2015-00122 8,523,063  Conversion Operations of Non-Negotiable Credits to Funds Between an Entity and a Commerce Partner
Sean I. McGhie / Brian K. Bucheit  Release
IPR2015-00123 8,523,063
Conversion Operations of Non-Negotiable Credits to Funds Between an Entity and a Commerce Partner
Sean I. McGhie / Brian K. Bucheit
Release
IPR2015-00124 8,540,152
Conversion Operations for Loyalty Points of Different Programs Redeemable for Services
Sean I. McGhie / Brian K. Bucheit
Release
IPR2015-00125 8,540,152  Conversion Operations for Loyalty Points of Different Programs Redeemable for Services
Sean I. McGhie / Brian K. Bucheit
Release
IPR2015-00133 8,297,502
User Interface for the Exchange of Non-Negotiable Credits for Entity Independent Funds
Sean I. McGhie / Brian K. Bucheit
Release
IPR2015-00137 8,297,502
User Interface for the Exchange of Non-Negotiable Credits for Entity Independent Funds
Sean I. McGhie / Brian K. Bucheit
Release
IPR2015-00129 7,761,372
Mortgage Loan Data Collection Method and Apparatus for a Financial Planning Originator and/or Financial Institution Originator of a Mortgage Loan  iSourceloans LLC
Release
IPR2015-00134
7,340,435
Mortgage Loan Data Processing System and Method for a Loan Broker
iSourceloans LLC  Release
IPR2015-00138 7,340,435
Mortgage Loan Data Processing System and Method for a Loan Broker  iSourceloans LLC
Release