Reexamination Requests Filed the Week of August 2nd

Scott Daniels | August 11, 2010

Noteworthy are requests filed by Samsung against two Fractus patents that are the subject of a law suit between the two companies.  Samsung has become a frequent user of the reexamination process.

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.  Information on concurrent litigation is also provided, where available.

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)   95/001,412 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,961,191 owned by Fujifilm Corporation and entitled SINGLE FOCUS LENS.  Filed August 2, 2010 by Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

(2)   95/001,413 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,148,850 owned by Fractus, S.A. and entitled SPACE-FILLING MINIATURE ANTENNAS.  Filed August 4, 2010 by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.  The ‘850 patent (along with the ‘822 patent – see below) is currently the subject of a litigation styled Fractus, S.A. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (E.D. Tex., Case No. 6:09-cv-00203-LED-JDL, filed May 5, 2009).

(3)   95/001,414 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,202,822 owned by Fractus, S.A. and entitled SPACE-FILLING MINIATURE ANTENNAS.  Filed August 4, 2010 by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.  The ‘822 patent (along with the ‘850 patent – see above) is currently the subject of a litigation styled Fractus, S.A. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (E.D. Tex., Case No. 6:09-cv-00203-LED-JDL, filed May 5, 2009).

(4)   95/001,415 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,923,789 owned by Playtex Products, Inc. and entitled MULTIPLE-COMPONENT TAMPON APPLICATOR.  Filed August 5, 2010 by The Procter & Gamble Company.

(5)   95/001,416 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,514,187 owned by Kimberly-Clark and entitled FOLDING AND MANUFACTURE OF PANTS.  Filed August 6, 2010.

(6)   95/000,559 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,595,764 owned by Electronic Controlled Systems, Inc. and entitled ENCLOSED MOBILE/TRANSPORTABLE SATELLITE ANTENNA.  Filed July 19, 2010 by Winegard Company.

And the following ex parte requests were made:

(1)   90/011,127 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,365,113 owned by Hitachi, Ltd. and entitled SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE.  Filed August 2, 2010.

(2)   90/011,128 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,183,790 owned by Pactiv Corporation and entitled MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGE.  Filed August 2, 2010 by Multisorb Technologies, Inc.  The ‘790 patent (along with the ‘142, ‘457 and ‘905 patents – see below) is currently the subject of a litigation styled Pactiv Corporation v. Multisorb Technologies, Inc. (N.D. Ill., Case No. 1:10-cv-00461, filed Jan. 22, 2010).

(3)   90/011,129 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,732,593 owned by the University of Massachusetts and entitled METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR CONTROLLING EFFICACY OF RNA SILENCING.  Filed August 2, 2010.

(4)   90/011,130 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,811,142 owned by Pactiv Corporation and entitled MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGE FOR CUT OF RAW MEAT.  Filed August 3, 2010 by Multisorb Technologies, Inc.  The ‘142 patent (along with the ‘790, ‘457 and ‘905 patents – see above and below) is currently the subject of a litigation styled Pactiv Corporation v. Multisorb Technologies, Inc. (N.D. Ill., Case No. 1:10-cv-00461, filed Jan. 22, 2010).

(5)   90/011,131 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,948,457 owned by Pactiv Corporation and entitled MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGE.  Filed August 3, 2010 by Multisorb Technologies, Inc.  The ‘457 patent (along with the ‘790, ‘142 and ‘905 patents – see above and below) is currently the subject of a litigation styled Pactiv Corporation v. Multisorb Technologies, Inc. (N.D. Ill., Case No. 1:10-cv-00461, filed Jan. 22, 2010).

(6)   90/011,132 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,231,905 owned by Pactiv Corporation and entitled SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING A MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGE COMPRISING AN ACTIVIATED OXYGEN SCAVENGER FOR PACKAGING MEAT.  Filed August 3, 2010 by Multisorb Technologies, Inc.  The ‘905 patent (along with the ‘790, ‘142 and ‘457 patents – see above) is currently the subject of a litigation styled Pactiv Corporation v. Multisorb Technologies, Inc. (N.D. Ill., Case No. 1:10-cv-00461, filed Jan. 22, 2010).

(7)   90/011,133 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,609,844 owned by Wayne Lederer and entitled NOISE ATTENUATING HEADSET.  Filed August 3, 2010.

(8)   90/011,134 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,013,398 owned by Renesas Technology Corp. and entitled PHOTOMASK AND PATTERN FORMING METHOD EMPLOYING THE SAME.  Filed August 3, 2010.

(9)   90/011,135 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,421,442 owned by Interroll Holding, A.G. and entitled ROLLER WITH TAPERED SHUTTLE.  Filed August 4, 2010.

(10)              90/011,136 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,320,691 owned by Pacific Bioscience Laboratories and entitled APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACOUSTIC/MECHANICAL TREATMENT OF EARLY STAGE ACNE.  Filed August 4, 2010.

(11)              90/011,137 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,603,024 owned by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and entitled APPARATUS FOR STORING AND SEARCHING AUDIO/VIDEO DATA CONTAINING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.  Filed August 4, 2010.

(12)              90/011,138 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,684,450 owned by Amperion, Inc. and entitled ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION AND/OR POWER TRANSMISSION NETWORK AND FILTER FOR TELECOMMUNICATION OVER POWER LINES.  Filed August 5, 2010.

(13)              90/011,139 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,929,750 owned by Amperion, Inc. and entitled TRANSMISSION NETWORK AND FILTER THEREFOR.  Filed August 5, 2010.

(14)              90/011,140 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,933,071 owned by Amperion, Inc. and entitled ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION AND/OR POWER TRANSMISSION NETWORK AND FILTER FOR TELECOMMUNICATION OVER POWER LINES.  Filed August 5, 2010.

(15)              90/011,141 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,230,916 owned by the Bradford Company and entitled COLLAPSIBLE CONTAINER WITH INTEGRALLY SUPPORTED DUNNAGE.  Filed August 5, 2010 by Conteyor North America, Inc.  The ‘916 patent (along with the ‘096 patent –see below) is currently the subject of a litigation styled Bradford Company v. AFCO Manufacturing (S.D. Ohio, 1:05-cv-00449-SSB, filed July 1, 2005).

(16)              90/011,142 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,540,096 owned by the Bradford Company and entitled COLLAPSIBLE CONTAINER WITH INTEGRALLY SUPPORTED DUNNAGE AND SIDE ENTRY.  Filed August 5, 2010 by Conteyor North America, Inc.  The ‘096 patent (along with the ‘916 patent – see above) is currently the subject of a litigation styled Bradford Company v. AFCO Manufacturing (S.D. Ohio, 1:05-cv-00449-SSB, filed July 1, 2005). 

(17)              90/011,143 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,759,543 entitled NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES MEDIATING PLANT MALE FERTILITY AND METHOD OF USING SAME.  Filed August 5, 2010.

(18)              90/011,144 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,759,544 owned by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. and entitled NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES MEDIATING PLANT MALE FERTILITY AND METHOD OF USING SAME.  Filed August 5, 2010 by the patent owner.

(19)              90/011,145 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,290,976 owned by Bella Bella, Inc. and entitled FACIAL SKIN DERMABRASION CLEANSING AND CONDITIONING COMPOSITION.  Filed August 6, 2010.

(20)              90/011,146 (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 August 6, 2010.  The ‘859 patent is currently the subject of five litigations, styled: (1) Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Barnes & Noble, Inc. (N.D. Ill., Case No. 1:07-cv-01230, filed Mar. 2, 2007); (2) Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Chico’s, Inc. (N.D. Ill., Case No. 1:09-cv-03199, filed May 28, 2009); (3) Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Big Lots, Inc. (N.D. Ill., Case No. 1:09-cv-03200, filed May 28, 2009); (4) Stored Value Solutions, Inc. v. Card Activation Technologies, Inc. (D. Del., Case No. 1:09-cv-00495-JJF-LPS, filed July 8, 2009); and (5) Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Fashion Bug (W.D. Mo., Case No. 4:10-cv-00117-FJG, filed Feb. 8, 2010).

(21)              90/011,147 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,662,843 owned by Illinois Tool Works, Inc. and entitled APPARATUS FOR APPLYING TAPE WITH FASTENER PROFILES TO A WEB.  Filed August 6, 2010 by the patent owner.

(22)              90/011,148 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,600,766 owned by IBM and entitled METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STORING AND DISPLAYING A POWER-ON GRAPHICAL IMAGE.  Filed August 6, 2010.

(23)              90/009,782 (paper filed) – Information not currently available.

(24)              90/009,783 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,927,341 owned by Ina Acquisition Corp. and entitled LINING OF “TEES” AND “WYES” IN PIPELINES OR PASSAGEWAYS.  Filed July 21, 2010.

(25)              90/009,788 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,163,727 owned by Toray Plastics (America), Inc. and entitled MULTI-LAYER BARRIER FILM STRUCTURE.  Filed July 26, 2010.

(26)              90/009,789 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,189,787 owned by Robert Dorf and entitled MULTIFUNCTIONAL CARD SYSTEM.  Filed July 22, 2010.

(27)              90/009,790 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,738,672 entitled TECHNIQUES FOR VERIFYING THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE STEEL STAMPED INFORMATION ON AN ENGINE PAD OF A CLASSIC AUTOMOBILE AND APPARATUS THEREFOR.  Filed July 29, 2010.

(28)              90/009,791 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,582,462 owned by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation and entitled VALVE PROSTHESIS FOR IMPLANTATION IN THE BODY AND A CATHETER FOR IMPLANTING SUCH VALVE PROSTHESIS.  Filed July 29, 2010 by Medtronic, Inc.

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