TiVo Attack on AT&T Network Tracking Patent among the Reexamination Requests Filed the Week of December 20

Scott Daniels | December 29, 2010

Earlier this year, AT&T Intellectual Property sued TiVo for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,983,478 entitled “METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRACKING NETWORK USE.”  TiVo, which has enjoyed success in earlier reexaminations, has now requested reexamination of AT&T’s ‘478 patent (see Inter Partes Request No. (4)).

The following inter partes requests were filed:

(1)         95/001,514 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,754,023 entitled COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS USING A MICROORGANISM CONCENTRATE FOR PAINT OVERSPRAY REMOVAL PROCESSES and owned by PPG Industries Ohio.  Filed December 22, 2010.

(2)         95/001,515 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,401,415 entitled DIRECT LAMINATED FLOOR and owned by Faus Group, Inc.  Filed December 23, 2010, by Kronopol SP.  The ‘415 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled  Kronotex U.S.A., LLC v. Faus Group, et al., (Case No. 1:09-cv-2583-JEC (N.D. Ga.)).

(3)         95/001,516 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,688,061 entitled DIRECT LAMINATED FLOOR and owned by Faus Group, Inc.  Filed December 23, 2010, by Kronopol SP.  The ‘061 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Kronotex U.S.A., LLC v. Faus Group, et al., (Case No. 1:09-cv-2583-JEC (N.D. Ga.)).

(4)         95/000,601 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,983,478 entitled METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRACKING NETWORK USE and owned by AT&T Intellectual Property.  Filed December 9, 2010, by TiVo.  The ‘478 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled AT&T Intellectual Property v. TiVo, (Case No. 4:10-cv-01059-SBA (N.D. Cal.)).

(5)         95/000,602 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,031,657 entitled SAFE METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MOBILE OR WIRELESS COMPUTING OR COMMUNICATION DEVICES and owned by Saied Tadayon.  Filed December 8, 2010, by Saucon Technologies, Inc.  The ‘657 patent is currently the subject of litigations styled Tadayon, et al. v. Coach USA, Inc., et al. (Case No. 1:10-cv-00882 (D.C.D.C.)) & Tadayon, et al. v. Greyhound Lines Inc., et al. (Case No. 1:10-cv-01326 (D.C.D.C.)).

(6)         95/000,603 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,366,919 entitled USE OF GEO-LOCATION DATA FOR SPAM DETECTION and owned by Symantec.  Filed December 3, 2010, by M86 Security.  The ‘919 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Symantec Corp. v. M86 Security, Inc., (Case No. 8:10-cv-01513-JST-RNB (C.D. Cal)).

(7)         95/000,604 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,974,634 entitled OPTICAL VEND-SENSING SYSTEM FOR CONTROL OF VENDING MACHINE and owned by Automated Merchandising Systems. Filed December 10, 2010, by Crane Co.  The ‘634 patent is currently the subject of litigations styled Automated Merchandizing Systems v. Crane Co., et al. (Case No. 03-cv-00088 (N.D.W.V.)), Automated Merchandizing Systems v. Crane Co., et al. (Case No. 04-cv-00080 (N.D.W.V.)), & Automated Merchandizing Systems v. Crane Co., et al. (Case No. 08-cv-00097 (N.D.W.V.)).

(8)         95/000,605 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,384,402 entitled OPTICAL VEND-SENSING SYSTEM FOR CONTROL OF VENDING MACHINE and owned by Automated Merchandising Systems. Filed December 10, 2010, by Crane Co.  The ‘402 patent is currently the subject of litigations styled Automated Merchandizing Systems v. Crane Co., et al. (Case No. 03-cv-00088 (N.D.W.V.)), Automated Merchandizing Systems v. Crane Co., et al. (Case No. 04-cv-00080 (N.D.W.V.)), & Automated Merchandizing Systems v. Crane Co., et al. (Case No. 08-cv-00097 (N.D.W.V.)).

(9)         95/000,606 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,343,220 entitled OPTICAL VEND-SENSING SYSTEMS FOR CONTROL OF VENDING MACHINE and owned by Automated Merchandising Systems. Filed December 10, 2010, by Crane Co.  The ‘220 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Automated Merchandizing Systems v. Crane Co., et al. (Case No. 03-cv-00088 (N.D.W.V.)), Automated Merchandizing Systems v. Crane Co., et al. (Case No. 04-cv-00080 (N.D.W.V.)), & Automated Merchandizing Systems v. Crane Co., et al. (Case No. 08-cv-00097 (N.D.W.V.)).

(10)     95/000,607 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,191,915 entitled OPTICAL VEND-SENSING SYSTEMS FOR CONTROL OF VENDING MACHINE and owned by Automated Merchandising Systems. Filed December 10, 2010, by Crane Co.  The ‘915 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Automated Merchandizing Systems v. Crane Co., et al. (Case No. 03-cv-00088 (N.D.W.V.)), Automated Merchandizing Systems v. Crane Co., et al. (Case No. 04-cv-00080 (N.D.W.V.)), & Automated Merchandizing Systems v. Crane Co., et al. (Case No. 08-cv-00097 (N.D.W.V.)).

(11)     95/000,608 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,742,837 entitled OPTICAL VEND-SENSING SYSTEMS FOR CONTROL OF VENDING MACHINE and owned by Automated Merchandising Systems. Filed December 10, 2010, by Crane Co.  The ‘837 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Automated Merchandizing Systems v. Crane Co., et al. (Case No. 03-cv-00088 (N.D.W.V.)), Automated Merchandizing Systems v. Crane Co., et al. (Case No. 04-cv-00080 (N.D.W.V.)), & Automated Merchandizing Systems v. Crane Co., et al. (Case No. 08-cv-00097 (N.D.W.V.)).

(12)     95/000,609 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,326,210 entitled SPINAL STABILIZATION DEVICE and owned by N Spine Inc.  Filed December 16, 2010, by Globus Medical, Inc.  The ‘210 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled N Spine, Inc. v. Globus Medical, Inc., (Case No. 1:10-cv-00300-UNA (D. Ct.)).

The following ex parte requests were filed:

(1)         90/011,395 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,689,094 entitled ELEVATOR INSTALLATION and owned by Inventio AG.  Filed December 21, 2010.   The ‘094 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Schindler Elevator Corp and Invention v. Otis Elevator Co., (Case No. 1:06-cv-05377-CM-THK (S.D.N.Y.)).

(2)         90/011,397 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,481,721 entitled METHOD FOR PROVIDING AUTOMATIC AND DYNAMIC TRANSLATION OF OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE BASED MESSAGE PASSING INTO OPERATION SYSTEM MESSAGE PASSING USING PROXY OBJECTS and owned by Next Software Inc.  Filed December 22, 2010.

(3)         90/011,398 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,519,867 entitled OBJECT-ORIENTED MULTITASKING SYSTEM and owned by Apple Inc. Filed December 22, 2010.

(4)         90/011,399 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,250,245 entitled M-SHAPED BOAT HULL and owned by M Ship Co., LLC.  Filed December 22, 2010.

(5)         90/011,400 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,818,254 entitled APPLICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD and owned by Juno Holdings, NV Filed December 22, 2010, by owner.

(6)         90/011,401 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,440,545 entitled CONTACT NUMBER ENCAPSULATION SYSTEM and owned by Hitachi Ltd.  Filed December 22, 2010.   The ‘545 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled One Number v. Google Inc., (Case No. 1:10-cv-01312 (S.D. Ind.)).

(7)         90/011,402 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,179,522 entitled ALUMINUM CONDUCTOR COMPOSITE CORE REINFORCED CABLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE and owned by Composite Technology Corp.  Filed, by Mercury Cable & Energy.

(8)         90/011,403 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,230,345 entitled Method for Exercising a Stand-By Electrical Generator and owned by Goldman Sachs. Filed December 23, 2010.

(9)         90/011,404 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,861,807 entitled SECURITY SYSTEM and owned by Se-Kure Controls Inc.  Filed December 23, 2010, by InVue Security Prods.    The ‘807 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Se-Kure Controls, Inc. v. Sennco Solutions, Inc., (Case No. 08-cv-06075 (N.D. Ill.)).

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