Press Releases


Askeladden Petitions for Review of Digital Verification Systems Patent

Argues that prior art renders all claims anticipated or obvious.

New York, NY, March 7, 2018 — Argues that prior art renders all claims anticipated or obvious. Read more

PTAB Denies St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Request for Sovereign Immunity in Challenges of Restasis Patents

Askeladden filed an amicus brief arguing against applicability of tribal sovereign immunity in IPR proceedings.

New York, NY, March 7, 2018 — Askeladden filed an amicus brief arguing against applicability of tribal sovereign immunity in IPR proceedings. Read more

PTAB Invalidates Purple Leaf Patents Following IPR Challenges from Askeladden

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board found the claims of the two payments-related patents to be unpatentable.

New York, NY, February 15, 2018 — The Patent Trial and Appeal Board found the claims of the two payments-related patents to be unpatentable. Read more

Askeladden Advocates against Tribal Sovereign Immunity in Patent Review Proceedings

Submitted an amicus brief in inter partes review challenges of former Allergan patents

New York, NY, December 4, 2017 — Askeladden argues that the Tribe’s motion to dismiss should be denied because Tribal Sovereign Immunity does not apply to administrative proceedings like IPRs before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Read more

Askeladden Files Amicus Brief in Oil States v. Greene's Energy Group

Argues that IPR and CBM processes play a critical role in improving patent quality.

New York, NY, November 2, 2017 — Askeladden argues that IPR and CBM are integral tools for efficiently addressing poor quality patents, and that the Constitution does not require the validity of issued patents be determined by the Federal court system. Read more

PTAB Grants Askeladden’s Request for IPR of Verify Smart Patent

Askeladden asserted that the patent’s claims related to identity verification in electronic transactions are invalid as obvious

New York, NY, July 25, 2017 — Askeladden asserted that the patent’s claims related to identity verification in electronic transactions are invalid as obvious Read more

Patent asserted in more than a dozen infringement actions against financial services companies disclaimed after Askeladden challenge to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)

Patent asserted in more than a dozen infringement actions against financial services companies disclaimed after Askeladden challenge to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)

New York, NY, July 24, 2017 — In April, the PTAB granted Askeladden’s petition for inter partes review of the patent after finding that Askeladden established a reasonable likelihood that all claims were invalid. On July 18, 2017, the PTAB granted Finnavations’ request and entered adverse judgment against Finnavations with respect to all claims of the ’720 patent. Read more

Patent Trial and Appeal Board Grants Askeladden’s Petition for Inter Partes Review of N5 Technologies Patent

PTAB finds that Askeladden demonstrated that it will likely prevail in proving all claims unpatentable.

New York, NY, April 25, 2017 — The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) granted Askeladden’s request for inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 7,197,297 assigned to N5 Technologies, LLC Read more

NextCard Disclaims and Dedicates to the Public Patent Challenged by Askeladden

NextCard also requests adverse judgment in pending inter partes review proceeding requested by Askeladden.

New York, NY, April 12, 2017 — In its IPR petition, Askeladden argued that the ’080 patent’s claims, which relate to providing customized offers (e.g., credit card offers) based on terms requested by an applicant, were obvious in light of prior art in existence at the time the application for the ’080 patent was filed. Read more

Askeladden’s Petition for Inter Partes Review of Finnavations Patent Granted and IPR Instituted by Patent Trial and Appeal Board

PTAB finds a reasonable likelihood that Askeladden will prevail in proving all claims unpatentable.

New York, NY, April 6, 2017 — On April 4, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) granted Askeladden’s petition and instituted inter partes review of a patent owned by Finnavations LLC directed to a personal financial management system for tracking transactions. Read more