News 2003-2007

2007 March: With the sale of its PDA patent-family behind it, Khyber turns its focus to marketing its new patents, especially the patent-families Khyber calls the Docking Display and the Integrated Headset. As a result, Raj Kumar and his family move to San Francisco Bay Area to be closer to prospective clients for licensing and other ventures.

2007 January: Khyber sells U.S. Patent 5,696,496 and its related family of patents to a major intellectual property company. These patents were previously licensed to US and Japanese makers of smartphones and handheld computers.

2006 December: Khyber is awarded U.S. Patent 7,149,543, its second U.S. patent relating to Detachable Headset technology.

2006 October: Khyber is awarded U.S. Patent 7,120,462 relating to Docking Display technology, where a smartphone docks onto a ‘dumb’ notebook, doubling as its central processor. The key benefit is that – for an incremental cost of a mere display screen and a keyboard over a smartphone – the user gets handheld as well as notebook form-factors for emails, voice, web-browsing, multimedia, and basic computing.

2005 December: Favorable settlement of patent infringement suit and sale of a license under Khyber U.S. Patents 5,696,496 to one of the world’s largest IT companies.

2005 October: Khyber is awarded a US Patent 6,952,617 relating to Detachable Headset technology – a unique concept where a detachable (Bluetooth) headset is built into modified cellphones, laptops, and tablet PCs. The concept promises to extend the current popularity of Bluetooth headsets to main-stream users of cell phones and laptops.

2004 December: Favorable settlement of the patent infringement suit and sale of a license under Khyber U.S. Patent 5,696,496 to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions.

2004 July: Favorable settlement of the patent infringement suit involving sale of Khyber U.S. Patent 5,902,991.

2004 April: Favorable settlement of the patent infringement suit involving license under Khyber U.S. Patents 5,548,477 and 5,638,257 and payment of royalties.

2003 November: U.S. Patent and Trade Office reaffirms Khyber US Patent 5,696,496, ending the re-examination process requested by Khyber for the patent. The ’496 patent relates to Khyber’s technology of PDAs having pen input and voice notes.

2003 June: Khyber files a suit in the U.S. District Court for infringement of Khyber U.S. Patent 5,902,991 relating to Khyber’s technology of PC cards with integrated scanners.

2003 June: Khyber files a suit in the U.S. District Court for infringement of Khyber U.S. Patents 5,548,477 and 5,638,257 relating to Khyber’s sliding keyboard technology.