Reexamination Requests Filed the Week of May 17th

Scott Daniels | May 26, 2010

Reexamination requests are typically reported in the Official Gazette approximately three months after filing. Such a delay in reporting requests, particularly for requests that involve copending District Court litigation, is too long. We therefore report new ex parte and inter partes reexamination requests filed electronically the previous week as they appear on the Patent Office PAIR system.

Some reexamination requests are still filed by paper.  Because of the time required for the Patent Office to review such paper requests before posting on PAIR, our report may come three weeks after filing.  The information available from the Patent Office may be incomplete in a few cases because not all the reexamination request papers have yet been posted on PAIR.  There may also be gaps in the Patent Office docket numbers listed because, for any of various reasons, a reexamination request has been assigned a docket number but is not ready for posting.

The following inter partes requests were made:

(1)   95/001,356 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,135,435 owned by SePRO Corporation and entitled PLANT GROWTH REGULATION COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS USING GIBBERELLIN BIOSYNTHESIS INHIBITOR COMBINATIONS.  Filed May 17, 2010.

(2)   95/001,357 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,527,241 owned by iGo, Inc. and entitled APPARATUS FOR COOLING A LAPTOP COMPUTER.  Filed May 17, 2010 by Logitech, Inc.  The ‘241 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Hotwire Development, LLC v. Logitech International S.A. (D. Ariz., Case No. 2:09-cv-02383-ROS, filed Nov. 13, 2009).

(3)   95/001,358 (electronically filed) – Information not currently available.

(4)   95/001,359 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,402,855 owned by Sidense Corp. and entitled SPLIT-CHANNEL ANTIFUSE ARRAY ARCHITECTURE.  Filed May 21, 2010 by Kilopass Technology Inc.

(5)   95/000,543 (paper filed) – Information not currently available.

(6)   95/000,544 (paper filed) – Information not currently available.

(7)   95/000,545 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. RE40,220 owned by LML Patent Corp. and entitled CHECK WRITING POINT OF SALE SYSTEM.  Filed May 11, 2010 by M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, The Bank Of New York Mellon Corp., and PayPal, Inc.  The ‘220 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled LML Patent Corporation v. JP Morgan Chase & Co. (E.D. Tex., Case No. 2:08-cv-00448-DF, filed Nov. 19, 2008).

(8)   95/000,546 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,289,386 owned by Netlist, Inc. and entitled MEMORY MODULE DECODER.  Filed May 11, 2010 by Google Inc.  The ‘386 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Google Inc. v. Netlist, Inc. (N.D. Cal., Case No. 4:08-cv-04144-SBA, filed Aug. 29, 2008).

And the following ex parte requests were made:

(1)   90/010,983 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,532,081 owned by Robert Bosch GmbH and entitled FREQUENCY AND/OR PHASE COMPENSATED MICROELECTROMECHANICAL OSCILLATOR.  Filed May 6, 2010.

(2)   90/010,995 (electronically filed) – Information not currently available.

(3)   90/010,996 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,955,589 owned by Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and entitled GAPPED 2’ MODIFIED OLIGONUCLEOTIDES.  Filed May 17, 2010 by Eleos, Inc.

(4)   90/010,997 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,352,559 owned by BTG International Limited and entitled ENDOPROSTHETIC BONE JOINT DEVICES.  Filed May 17, 2010.

(5)   90/010,998 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,556,503 owned by Ardent Concepts, Inc. and entitled COMPLIANT ELECTRICAL CONTACT AND ASSEMBLY.  Filed May 18, 2010 by the patent owner.

(6)   90/010,999 (electronically filed) – Information not currently available.

(7)   90/011,000 (electronically filed) – Information not currently available.

(8)   90/011,001 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,448,585 owned by Agere Systems Inc. and entitled ARTICLE COMPRISING A QUANTUM WELL LASER.  Filed May 18, 2010.

(9)   90/011,002 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,352,887 owned by Texas Instruments Incorporated and entitled MERGED BIPOLAR AND CMOS CIRCUIT AND METHOD.  Filed May 18, 2010 by the patent owner.

(10)   90/011,003 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,609,844 having Wayne Lederer as its named inventor and entitled NOISE ATTENUATING HEADSET.  Filed May 18, 2010.

(11)   90/011,004 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,032,859 owned by Card Activation Technologies, Inc. and entitled METHOD FOR PROCESSING DEBIT PURCHASE TRANSACTIONS USING A COUNTER-TOP TERMINAL SYSTEM.  Filed May 18, 2010.

(12)   90/011,005 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,324,120 owned by Rambus Inc. and entitled MEMORY DEVICE HAVING A VARIABLE DATA OUTPUT LENGTH.  Filed May 19, 2010 by Hynix Semiconductor Inc.  The ‘120 patent is currently the subject of three litigations, styled: Rambus Inc. v. Micron Technology Inc. (N.D. Cal., Case No. 5:06-cv-00244-RMW, filed Jan. 13, 2006); Rambus Inc. v. Hynix Semiconductor Inc. (N.D. Cal., Case No. 5:05-cv-00334-RMW, filed Jan. 25, 2005); and Micron Technology v. Rambus Inc. (D. Del., Case No. 1:00-cv-00792-SLR, filed Aug. 28, 2000).

(13)   90/011,006 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,755,574 having James V. D’Alise as its named inventor and entitled ENDOSSEOUS DENTAL IMPLANT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE.  Filed May 20, 2010.

(14)   90/011,007 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,654,407 owned by Bayer Healthcare LLC and entitled HUMAN ANTI-TFN ANTIBODIES.  Filed May 20, 2010.  The ‘407 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Abbott Laboratories v. Bayer Healthcare, LLC (D. Mass., Case No. 4:09-cv-40002-FDS, filed Jan. 5, 2009).

(15)   90/011,008 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,174,075 owned by Ever Win International Corporation and entitled ILLUMINATED ORNAMENTAL/AMUSEMENT DEVICE.  Filed May 21, 2010.

(16)   90/011,009 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,691,453 owned by The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture and entitled NAPHTHALENIC COMPOUNDS AS TERMITE BAIT TOXICANTS.  Filed May 21, 2010 by the patent owner.

(17)   90/009,734 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,390,509 owned by Everett Laboratories, Inc. and entitled COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR NUTRITION SUPPLEMENTATION.  Filed April 29, 2010.

(18)   90/009,738 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,959,172 having Christopher Henry Becker as its first named inventor and entitled DOCKING STATION FOR ENABLING LANDLINE TELEPHONES TO SEND/RECEIVE CALLS VIA A DOCKED MOBILE TELEPHONE.  Filed May 3, 2010.

(19)   90/009,739 (paper filed) – Information not currently available.

(20)   90/009,741 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,249,052 owned by Lin Packaging Technologies, Ltd. and entitled SUBSTRATE ON CHIP (SOC) MULTIPLE-CHIP MODULE (MCM) WITH CHIP-SIZE-PACKAGE (CSP) READY CONFIGURATION.  Filed May 7, 2010.

(21)   90/009,744 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,223,552 owned by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and entitled MYELOPEROXIDASE, A RISK INDICATOR FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE.  Filed May 11, 2010.

(22)   90/009,745 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,411,552 owned by Edwards Lifesciences AG and entitled VALVE PROTHESIS FOR IMPLANTATION IN THE BODY AND A CATHETER FOR IMPLANTING SUCH VALVE PROTHESIS.  Filed May 5, 2010.

(23)   90/009,746 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,320,691 owned by Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. and entitled APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACOUSTIC/MECHANICAL TREATMENT OF EARLY STAGE ACNE.  Filed May 14, 2010 by Pretika Corporation.  The ‘691 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc. v. Pretika Corporation (W.D. Wash., Case No. 2:10-cv-00231-JLR, filed Feb. 8, 2010).

(24)   90/009,747 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,123,030 owned by Otis Elevator Company and entitled METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING ELEVATOR ROPE DEGRADATION USING ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE.  Filed May 21, 2010.

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