Led by partners Eric Buresh and Jason Mudd and associate Chris Schmidt, Erise IP is pleased to announce the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has instituted a trial for all challenged claims in an inter partes review filed on behalf of Unified Patents against GE Video Compression, LLC (GEVC) – a General Electric company.

The patent in question – the ‘891 patent – relates to high-efficiency video coding (HVEC), which is also known as H.265. This video codec is an extension of H.264 (MPEG-4, which is used on Blu-ray discs) and can compress video files to half the size.

The ‘891 patent and its corresponding extended patent family is one of the largest families known to be owned by GEVC – was originally assigned to Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and was transferred to GEVC in 2015.