Reexamination Requests Filed the Week of August 16th

Scott Daniels | August 25, 2010

Most notable among last week’s requests is one filed by Sprint attacking an EMSAT patent for a cellular telephone system.  EMSAT’s patent is the subject of no less than eight separate law suits.  Let’s not forget Rambus, whose patents are reexamined more often than those of any other company.  Last week the requester was Hynix, not NVIDIA.

The following inter partes requests were made:

(1)   95/001,420 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,163,816 owned by FlashPoint Technology, Inc. and entitled SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RETRIEVING CAPABILITY PARAMETERS IN AN ELECTRONIC IMAGING DEVICE.  Filed August 18, 2010.

(2)   95/000,562 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,002,533 entitled DUAL-STAGE HIGH-CONTRAST ELECTRONIC IMAGE DISPLAY.  Filed August 2, 2010 by Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

(3)   95/000,563 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,334,938 owned by Asahi Glass Company, Ltd. and entitled TARGET AND PROCESS FOR ITS PRODUCTION, AND METHOD FOR FORMING A FILM HAVING A HIGH REFRACTIVE INDEX.  Filed August 3, 2010.

(4)   95/000,564 (paper filed) – Information not currently available.

(5)   95/000,565 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,699,221 owned by Patricia B. Vaillancourt and entitled BLOODLESS CATHETER.  Filed August 12, 2010 by Becton, Dickinson and Company.

And the following ex parte requests were made:

(1)   90/011,157 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,772,203 owned by the University of Massachusetts and entitled METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR CONTROLLING EFFICACY OF RNA SILENCING.  Filed August 16, 2010.

(2)   90/011,158 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,619,662 owned by u-blox AG and entitled METHOD OF POSITION STAMPING A PHOTO OR VIDEO CLIP TAKEN WITH A DIGITAL CAMERA.  Filed August 16, 2010.

(3)   90/011,159 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,774,942 owned by Pacific Handy Cutter, Inc. and entitled UTILITY KNIFE.  Filed August 17, 2010.

(4)   90/011,160 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,166,692 owned by Lonza Walkersville Inc. and entitled Intracellular Delivery of Small Molecules, Proteins, and Nucleic Acids.  Filed August 17, 2010.

(5)   90/011,161 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,681,351 owned by Teradyne, Inc. and entitled EASY TO PROGRAM AUTOMATIC TEST EQUIPMENT.  Filed August 17, 2010.

(6)   90/011,162 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,966,019 owned by Teradyne, Inc. and entitled INSTRUMENT INITIATED COMMUNICATION FOR AUTOMATIC TEST EQUIPMENT.  Filed August 17, 2010.

(7)   90/011,163 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,584,037 owned by Rambus Inc. and entitled MEMORY DEVICE WHICH SAMPLES DATA AFTER AN AMOUNT OF TIME TRANSPIRES.  Filed August 17, 2010 by Hynix Semiconductor Inc.  The ‘037 patent is currently the subject of two litigations, styled: Rambus Inc. v. Micron Technology Inc. (N.D. Cal., Case No. 5:06-cv-00244-RMW, filed Jan. 13, 2006) and Rambus Inc. v. Hynix Semiconductor Inc. (N.D. Cal., Case No. 5:05-cv-00334-RMW, filed Jan. 25, 2005).

(8)   90/011,164 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,597,396 owned by Chicco USA, Inc. and entitled INFANT TRAVEL SYSTEM.  Filed August 17, 2010 by Sunshine Kids Juvenile Products, LLC.  The ‘396 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Chicco USA, Inc. v. Sunshine Kids Juvenile Products, LLC (E.D. Pa., Case No. 5:10-cv-00740-LS, filed Feb. 19, 2010).

(9)   90/011,165 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,324,404 owned by EMSAT Advanced Geo-Location Technology, LLC and entitled CELLULAR TELEPHONE SYSTEM THAT USES POSITION OF A MOBILE UNIT TO MAKE CALL MANAGEMENT DECISIONS.  Filed August 18, 2010 by Sprint Communications Company LP.  The ‘404 patent is currently the subject of the following litigations, styled:  (1) EMSAT Advanced Geo-Location Technology, LLC v. Cellco Partnership (N.D. Ohio, Case No. 4:08-cv-00816-PCE, filed Mar. 31, 2008); (2) EMSAT Advanced Geo-Location Technology, LLC v. Alltel Communications LLC (N.D. Ohio, Case No. 4:08-cv-00821-PCE, filed Mar. 31, 2008); (3) EMSAT Advanced Geo-Location Technology, LLC v. Sprint Spectrum LP (N.D. Ohio, Case No. 4:08-cv-00818-PCE, filed Mar. 31, 2008); (4) EMSAT Advanced Geo-Location Technology, LLC v. AT&T Mobility LLC (N.D. Ohio, Case No. 4:08-cv-00822-JRA, filed Mar. 31, 2008); (5) EMSAT Advanced Geo-Location Technology, LLC v. T-Mobile USA, Inc. (N.D. Ohio, Case No. 4:08-cv-00817-JRA, filed Mar. 31, 2008); (6) EMSAT Advanced Geo-Location Technology, LLC v. MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (E.D. Tex., Case No. 2:08-cv-00381-DF-CE, filed Oct. 7, 2008); (7) EMSAT Advanced Geo-Location Technology, LLC v. United States Cellular Corporation (N.D. Ohio, Case No. 4:09-cv-02313-PCE, filed Oct. 6, 2009); and (8) EMSAT Advanced Geo-Location Technology, LLC v. Virgin Mobile USA, L.P. (N.D. Ohio, Case No. 4:09-cv-02815-PCE, filed Dec. 3, 2009).

(10)   90/011,166 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,445,625 owned by Katetry KFT and entitled Angioplasty Guide Catheter.  Filed August 18, 2010.

(11)   90/011,167 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. RE 39,947 owned by Johnson Research & Development Co., Inc. and entitled TOY WATER GUN.  Filed August 20, 2010 by Ganz Inc.  The ‘947 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Hasbro, Inc. v. Buzz Bee Toys, Inc. (D. Mass., Case No. 3:10-cv-10906-MAP, filed June 2, 2010).

(12)   90/011,168 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,809,336 owned by Technology Properties Ltd. and Patriot Scientific Corporation, and entitled HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROPROCESSOR HAVING VARIABLE SPEED SYSTEM CLOCK.  Filed August 20, 2010.  The ‘336 patent is currently the subject of three litigations, styled: (1) Acer, Inc. v. Technology Properties Limited (N.D. Cal., Case No. 5:08-cv-00877-JF, filed Feb. 8, 2008); (2) HTC Corporation v. Technology Properties Limited (N.D. Cal., Case No. 5:08-cv-00882-JF, filed Feb. 8, 2008); and (3) Barco NV v. Patriot Scientific Corporation (N.D. Cal., Case No. 5:08-cv-05398-JF, filed Dec. 1, 2008).

(13)   90/011,169 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,784,584 owned by  and Technology Properties Ltd. and Patriot Scientific Corporation, entitled HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROPROCESSOR USING INSTRUCTIONS THAT OPERATE WITHIN INSTRUCTION GROUPS.  Filed August 20, 2010.  The ‘584 patent is currently the subject of three litigations, styled: (1) Acer, Inc. v. Technology Properties Limited (N.D. Cal., Case No. 5:08-cv-00877-JF, filed Feb. 8, 2008); (2) HTC Corporation v. Technology Properties Limited (N.D. Cal., Case No. 5:08-cv-00882-JF, filed Feb. 8, 2008); and (3) Barco NV v. Patriot Scientific Corporation (N.D. Cal., Case No. 5:08-cv-05398-JF, filed Dec. 1, 2008).

(14)   90/011,170 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,809,336 owned by Technology Properties Ltd. and Patriot Scientific Corporation, and entitled HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROPROCESSOR HAVING VARIABLE SPEED SYSTEM CLOCK.  Filed August 20, 2010.  The ‘336 patent is currently the subject of three litigations, styled: (1) Acer, Inc. v. Technology Properties Limited (N.D. Cal., Case No. 5:08-cv-00877-JF, filed Feb. 8, 2008); (2) HTC Corporation v. Technology Properties Limited (N.D. Cal., Case No. 5:08-cv-00882-JF, filed Feb. 8, 2008); and (3) Barco NV v. Patriot Scientific Corporation (N.D. Cal., Case No. 5:08-cv-05398-JF, filed Dec. 1, 2008).

(15)   90/009,793 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,000,608 owned by Alexsam, Inc. and entitled MULTIFUNCTION CARD SYSTEM.  Filed August 2, 2010.

(16)   90/009,798 (paper filed) – Information not currently available.

(17)   90/009,799 (paper filed) – Information not currently available.

(18)   90/009,800 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,448,520 owned by Renesas Technology Corporation and entitled SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY.  Filed August 16, 2010.

(19)   90/009,801 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,623,600 owned by Trend Micro, Incorporated and entitled VIRUS DETECTION AND REMOVAL APPARATUS FOR COMPUTER NETWORKS.  Filed August 17, 2010.

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