PLANO, Texas (PR Newswire) – July 2, 2014 – ContentGuard Holdings, Inc. (“ContentGuard”), a subsidiary of Pendrell Corporation (NASDAQ: PCO), announced today that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued final written decisions on June 26, 2014 and July 1, 2014 finding valid all claims of the ContentGuard digital rights management (DRM) patents at issue. These decisions follow patent trials conducted before the PTAB in February 2014.
The inter partes review (IPR) proceedings at the USPTO, through which these trials were conducted, were initiated in February 2013 by one of a handful of handset manufacturers who have not yet licensed ContentGuard’s DRM technologies. These unlicensed companies have put themselves at an unfair competitive advantage over the many companies who have licensed these technologies. (Read More)