Voip-Pal.com, Inc. Files Responses to the Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Apple and Provides an Update in its $7 Billion Patent Infringement Lawsuits
September 22, 2016 -- 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 this week with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on their behalf to the two Petitions for Inter Partes Review (IPR) by Apple. The responses to the petition challenging the RBR ‘815 patent and the petition challenging the RBR Messaging ‘005 patent were filed on Monday, September 19, 2016, and Wednesday, September 21, 2016 respectively. A decision by the PTAB on whether or not to institute the IPR’s is expected in the next 90 days. The IPR responses to the Apple petitions, and the previously filed Unified Patents petition have been posted on the Company’s website voip-pal.com and may be accessed using this link: IPR.
Earlier this year the US Supreme Court affirmed that PTAB decisions whether or not to institute a trial in IPR petitions is “final and non-appealable.”
The IPR petitions were filed in response to Voip-Pal’s combined $7 billion dollar lawsuits against Apple, Verizon and AT&T. The lawsuits have been temporarily postponed by mutual agreement among the parties until the decisions by the PTAB about instituting the reviews, expected before the end of 2016, has been made. The litigation and the IPR’s represent a clear “David and Goliath” fight. Voip-Pal’s current market capitalization is approximately $52 million compared to the combined trillion dollars plus of the defendants: Apple $605 billion, Verizon’s $206 billion, and AT&T’s $244 billion.
CEO, Emil Malak stated, “As with our response to the Unified Patent’s IPR, we invite everyone to read the response to the Apple petitions and draw their own conclusions. While we work diligently to secure the best possible outcome for our shareholders we are reminded during this process as in any legal procedure, patience is a virtue.”