Reexamination Requests Filed the Week of July 26th

Scott Daniels | August 4, 2010

An interesting request this week is one filed by Volkswagen against an Acacia patent that is also the subject of two law suits in the Eastern District of Texas.

To update our article of June 23rd where we reported requests by Furuno against five Honeywell patents, we note that Furuno has now obtained a stay of the litigation between the two companies involving those patents – the trial judge was not persuaded by Honeywell’s unusual argument that Furuno’s motion, filed six months after Honeywell’s complaint, was “premature.”

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)   95/001,408 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,440,565 owned by One Number Encapsulation System and entitled CONTACT NUMBER ENCAPSULATION SYSTEM.  Filed July 26, 2010 by Google, Inc.  The ‘565 patent (along with the ‘256 patent – see below) is currently the subject of a litigation styled One Number Corporation v. Google Inc. (S.D. Ind., Case No. 1:10-cv-00312-RLY-TAB, filed Mar. 16, 2010).

(2)   95/001,409 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,680,256 owned by One Number Corporation and entitled CONTACT NUMBER ENCAPSULATION SYSTEM.  Filed July 26, 2010 by Google, Inc.  The ‘256 patent (along with the ‘565 patent – see above) is currently the subject of a litigation styled One Number Corporation v. Google Inc. (S.D. Ind., Case No. 1:10-cv-00312-RLY-TAB, filed Mar. 16, 2010).

(3)   95/001,410 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,543,911 owned by Acacia Patent Acquisition LLC and entitled HIGHLY EFFICIENT LUMINAIRE HAVING OPTICAL TRANSFORMER PROVIDING PRECALCULATED ANGULAR INTENSITY DISTRIBUTION AND METHOD THEREFORE.  Filed July 27, 2010 by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG.  The ‘911 patent is currently the subject of two litigations, styled: Light Transformation Technologies LLC v. Anderson Custom Electronics, Inc. (E.D. Tex., Case No. 2:09-cv-00354-TJW-CE, filed Nov. 11, 2009) and Light Transformation Technologies LLC v. Alliance Electronics Corporation d/b/a Khatod USA (E.D. Tex., Case No. 2:09-cv-00357-TJW, filed Nov. 11, 2009).

(4)   95/001,411 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,644,122 owned by Frank Michael Weyer and Troy Kurosh Javaher and entitled METHOD APPARATUS AND BUSINESS SYSTEM FOR ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS WITH ONLINE AND OFFLINE RECIPIENTS.  Filed July 30, 2010 by Facebook, Inc.  The ‘122 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Weyer v. MySpace, Inc. (C.D. Cal., Case No. 2:10-cv-00499-MRP-FFM, filed Jan. 25, 2010).

(5)   95/000,558 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,406,919 owned by B & B Metals, Inc. and entitled METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A VEHICLE ON RAILS OF A RAILROAD TRACK WITH AN AUXILIARY DRIVE ASSEMBLY.  Filed July 19, 2010.

(6)   95/000,559 (paper filed) – Information not currently available.

(7)   95/000,561 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,690,991 owned by The Sporting Exchange Ltd. and entitled BETTING EXCHANGE SYSTEM.  Filed July 21, 2010.

And the following ex parte requests were made:

(1)   90/011,110 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,377,156 owned by Renesas Technology Corporation and entitled SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCORPORATING MAIN AND STAND-BY BOOSTED INTERNAL POWER SUPPLY FOR COMPENSATING FOR DEVIATION ON OPERATING CONDITION AND FABRICATION PROCESS CONDITIONS.  Filed July 26, 2010.

(2)   90/011,111 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,495,809 owned by Illinois Tool Works Inc. and entitled ELECTRICAL HEATER WITH THERMISTOR.  Filed July 26, 2010 by the patent owner.

(3)   90/011,112 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,616,909 owned by Battelle Memorial Institute and entitled METHOD FOR OBTAINING ENHANCED PRODUCTION RATE OF THERMAL CHEMICAL REACTIONS.  Filed July 26, 2010.

(4)   90/011,113 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,451,864 owned by Battelle Memorial Institute and entitled CATALYST STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FISCHER-TROPSCH SYNTHESIS.  Filed July 26, 2010 by CompactGTL plc.

(5)   90/011,114 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,606,165 owned by AIL Systems Inc. and entitled SQUARE ANTI-SYMMETRIC UNIFORMLY REDUNDANT ARRAY CODED APERTURE IMAGING SYSTEM.  Filed July 26, 2010.

(6)   90/011,115 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,092,896 owned by Contour Optik, Inc. and entitled EYE-WEAR WITH MAGNET AT THE BRIDGE.  Filed July 26, 2010 by Zenni Optical, LLC.

(7)   90/011,116 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,012,811 owned by Contour Optik, Inc. and entitled EYEGLASS FRAMES WITH MAGNETS AT BRIDGES FOR ATTACHMENT.  Filed July 26, 2010 by Zenni Optical, LLC.

(8)   90/011,117 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,183,366 owned by Beneficial Innovations, Inc. and entitled AN ADVERTISING SYSTEM FOR THE INTERNET AND LOCAL AREA NETWORKS.  Filed July 27, 2010.  The ‘366 patent is currently the subject of two litigations, styled: Beneficial Innovations, Inc. v. Blockdot, Inc. (E.D. Tex., Case No. 2:07-cv-00263-TJW-CE, filed June 20, 2007) and Beneficial Innovations, Inc. v. AOL, LLC (E.D. Tex., Case No. 2:07-cv-00555-TJW-CE, filed Dec. 20, 2007).

(9)   90/011,118 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,955,576 having Tzong In Yeh as its named inventor and entitled SLIDER.  Filed July 27, 2010.

(10)   90/011,119 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,931,839 owned by TriMed, Inc. and entitled PIN PLATE FOR FIXATION OF BONE FRACTURES.  Filed July 29, 2010.

(11)   90/011,120 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,120,754 owned by Mosaid Technologies Incorporated and entitled SYNCHRONOUS DRAM WITH SELECTABLE INTERNAL PREFETCH SIZE.  Filed July 29, 2010 by the patent owner.

(12)   90/011,121 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,304,925 owned by Synchrome Technology, Inc. and entitled METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOWING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A HOST COMPUTER AND AT LEAST TWO STORAGE DEVICES OVER A SINGLE INTERFACE.  Filed July 29, 2010 by Toshiba America Information System, Inc. and LG Electronics USA, Inc.  The ‘925 patent is currently the subject of three litigations, styled: (1) Synchrome Technology, Inc. v. LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. (N.D. Ga., Case No. 1:09-cv-01736-JEC-CCH, filed June 26, 2009); (2) Synchrome Technology, Inc. v. Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. (D. Del., Case No. 1:09-cv-00443-SLR, filed June 15, 2009); and (3) Synchrome Technology, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation (D. Nev., Case No. 2:10-cv-00721-LDG-LRL, filed May 17, 2010).

(13)   90/011,122 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,201,661 owned by Vegas Amusement Inc. and entitled VIDEO GAMING DEVICE AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM.  Filed July 30, 2010 by Shuffle Master, Inc.  The ‘661 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled TableMAX IP Holdings, Inc. v. Shuffle Master, Inc. (D. Nev., Case No. 2:09-cv-01519-RLH-PAL, filed Aug. 13, 2009).

(14)   90/011,123 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,582,989 owned by Baylor College of Medicine and entitled MULTIPLEX GENOMIC DNA AMPLIFICATION FOR DELETION DETECTION.  Filed July 30, 2010.

(15)   90/011,124 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,750,144 owned by the University of Massachusetts and entitled METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ENHANCING THE EFFICACY AND SPECIFICITY OF RNA SILENCING.  Filed July 30, 2010.

(16)   90/011,125 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,459,547 owned by the University of Massachusetts and entitled METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR CONTROLLING EFFICACY OF RNA SILENCING.  Filed July 30, 2010.

(17)   90/011,126 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,766,295 owned by Nuance Communications, Inc. and entitled ADAPTATION OF A SPEECH RECOGNITION SYSTEM ACROSS MULTIPLE REMOTE SESSIONS WITH A SPEAKER.  Filed July 30, 2010.  The ‘295 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Nuance Communications, Inc. v. Vlingo Corp. (D. Mass., Case No. 1:09-cv-11414-RWZ, filed Aug. 25, 2009).

(18)   90/009,774 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,518,918 owned by Martek Biosciences Corporation and entitled MICROFLORAL BIOMASS HAVING OMEGA-3 HIGHLY UNSATUREATED FATTY ACIDS.  Filed July 6, 2010.

(19)   90/009,778 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,997,905 owned by Baxter International Inc. and entitled DUAL ORIENTATION DISPLAY FOR A MEDICAL DEVICE.  Filed July 8, 2010.

(20)   90/009,780 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,340,742 owned by Martek Biosciences Corporation and entitled PROCESS FOR GROWING THRAUSTOCHYTRIUM AND SCHIZOCHYTRIUM USING NON-CHLO RIDE SALTS TO PRODUCE A MICROFLORAL BIOMASS HAVING OMEGA-3 HIGHLY UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS.  Filed July 15, 2010.

(21)   90/009,782 (paper filed) – Information not currently available.

(22)   90/009,783 (paper filed) – Information not currently available.

(23)   90/009,784 (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 July 20, 2010.

(24)   90/009,785 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,167,725 owned by Neometal, Incorporated and entitled THREADLESS JEWELRY CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY.  Filed July 26, 2010.

(25)   90/009,786 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,749,198 owned by Milestone Entertainment LLC and entitled GAMES AND METHODS AND APARATUS FOR GAME PLAY IN GAMES OF CHANCE.  Filed July 23, 2010.

(26)   90/009,787 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,130,389 owned by TechRadium, Inc. and entitled DIGITAL NOTIFICATION AND RESPONSE SYSTEM.  Filed July 26, 2010.

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