Voip-Pal.com, Inc. Files Responses to the Petitions for Inter Partes Review by AT&T and Apple in its Multi-Billion Dollar Patent Infringement Lawsuits
August 30, 2017 -- Voip-Pal.com Inc. (“Voip-Pal”, “Company”) (OTCQB:VPLM) is pleased to announce the Company’s patent attorneys, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP have filed responses last week with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on their behalf to the five Petitions for Inter Partes Review (IPR) by AT&T and Apple. 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. 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.
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.
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.”
Mr. Malak also said, “Voip-Pal remains strong and committed to fighting on to achieve monetization for our shareholders. We know the technical merits of our portfolio of now 18 patents will prevail in the end.”