(Atlanta, Ga. and Chicago, Ill.) — Thales DIS AIS Deutschland GmbH has joined wireless edge solutions provider Cradlepoint, Inc., and global IT provider Dell, Inc., in petitions at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requesting inter partes review (IPR) of various claims in patents of Luxembourg-based patent assertion entity Sisvel International S.A. (Sisvel) that had been asserted against Cradlepoint, Dell and Thales DIS et al.
The patents at issue in the petitioners’ filings include five patents of Sisvel: US Patent No. 6,529,561, “Data transmission in radio system,”; US Patent No. 7,433,698, “Cell reselection signalling method”; US Patent No. 7,751,803, “Method and arrangement for optimizing the reestablishment of connections in a cellular radio system supporting real time and non-real time communications”; US Patent No. 7,894,443, “Radio link control unacknowledged mode header”; and US Patent No. 8,364,196, “Cell reselection signalling method.”
They also include US Patent No. 8,879,503 “Voice service in evolved packet systems,” a patent of Luxembourg-based patent assertion entity 3G Licensing S.A., an affiliate of Sisvel. The six petitions for IPR of Petitioners are:
Meredith Martin Addy and Robert P. Hart of Chicago and Atlanta-based intellectual property litigation firm AddyHart P.C. are counsel for Thales DIS AIS Deutschland GmbH (Thales DIS).
“We are confident that Petitioners in this case, including Thales DIS, will succeed in invalidating the claims at issue, many of which are nearing the end of their patent term and/or are not practiced by Sisvel or its affiliates,” noted Addy on the six filings. Alongside Boise, Id.-based Cradlepoint, Inc. and Thales DIS AIS Deutschland GmbH include Round Rock, Tex.-based Dell, Inc.; Sierra Wireless, Inc., based in Richmond, British Columbia; and Shenzhen, Guangdong-based ZTE Corporation, and its US subsidiary ZTE (USA), Inc.
Meredith Addy has handled more than 40 patent infringement cases before US trial courts, has argued more than 60 appeals to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has been involved in multiple IPRs at the PTAB. Addy has guided several Hatch-Waxman Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) pharmaceutical cases through trial and appeal. She also handles cases before the Court of Federal Claims.
Robert Hart is an experienced first-chair trial attorney who focuses his practice in corporate law and intellectual property trials and strategy. Licensed by the USPTO and the Canadian IP Office, he is former Chief IP Counsel for Harman International and before that was division IP counsel for a major semiconductor company. Hart has led and managed international patent and trademark cases in Germany, Japan, China, France and Italy, and advises on transactions including mergers and acquisitions.
About Thales AIS Deutschland GmbH
Thales DIS AIS Deutschland GmbH, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, provides digital identity and security solutions to financial services clients and other companies. Formerly Gemalto N.V., Thales DIS in April 2019 became a subsidiary of Thales Group, a global provider of defense, aerospace and space technologies and other solutions.