Anthony

Anthony's interests include patent litigation, patent prosecution, pharmaceutical patents, and post grant review proceedings.

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  1. Vince Corning
    December 27, 2018 @ 1:35 am

    I read your blog “Uber, Lyft, and patents” posting of May 11, 2018 with much interest. As a potential follow on blog topic, I bring to your attention the follow:

    Uber & Lyft launching America’s largest IPO’s may not have the right to operate in the USA.

    These two IPO candidates are now racing to clear any remaining obstacles that could hamper their plans, however, not everything is looking good. Both companies continue to operate at a loss as they burn through cash. A recession is predicted to hit by 2020 and the stock market is softening. In this deteriorating IPO environment, Uber, under the terms of SoftBank’s investment, is required to file its IPO by September 30, 2019.

    Now there is one more thing for Uber to worry about and it could spell disaster for its rival Lyft as well. The ride sharing/hailing giant is being sued by X One, Inc. for patent infringement. The patents at issue cover the fundamental ride sharing technology at the core of the ride-sharing business models, meaning Lyft and possibly others may also be infringing.

    As far as I can tell, X One has the mother of all ride-sharing patent portfolios. The asserted patents are now battled hardened as all claims survived the IPR challenge. Anyway, it’s an interesting story.