RIM Attack on MobileMedia Image Data Compression Patent among Reexamination Requests Filed Week of January 17, 2011

Scott Daniels | January 27, 2011

Late last year, MobileMedia Ideas filed law suits against RIM and Hyundai asserting infringement of its U.S. Patent No. 7,349,012 for an apparatus for compressing image data.  RIM has now requested reexamination of the ‘012 patent (ex parte Request No. (18)), and may now file a motion to stay its case with MobileMedia.

Another reexamination request of obvious commercial significance was filed by Boston Scientific against Cordis regarding U.S. Patent No. 5,922,021 for intravascular stents.  (ex parte Request No. (2)). The parties are currently in litigation regarding the ‘021 patent.  Requests were also filed against patents owned by Ronald Katz (ex parte Request No. (1)) and David Breed (ex parte Request Nos. 13 & 14)).

The following inter partes requests were filed:

(1)         95/001,525 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,777,783 entitled MULTI-VIDEO NAVIGATION and owned by Proximex.  Filed January 21, 2011, by VidSys, Inc.   The ‘783 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled VidSys v. Proximex (Case No. 1:10-cv-1185 (E.D. Va.)). 

(2)         95/001,526 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,549,759 entitled ASYMMETRIC ADAPTIVE MODULATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM and owned by Wi-Lan Inc.  Filed January 21, 2011. 

(3)         95/001,527 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,557,997 entitled IMMERSION OBJECTIVE OPTICAL SYSTEM, EXPOSURE APPARATUS, DEVICE FABRICATION METHOD, AND BOUNDARY OPTICAL ELEMENT and owned by Nikon.  Filed January 24, 2011, by Carl Zeiss SMT

(4)         95/000,612 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,751,580 entitled OPEN EAR HEARING AID SYSTEM and owned by Auditory Licensing Company.  Filed January 10, 2011, by Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Patent Partnership.  The ‘580 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Auditory Licensing v. GN Resound (Case No. 3:10-cv-1054 (D. Conn.)).

(5)         95/000,613 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,965,244 entitled HIGH PERFORMANCE PROBE SYSTEM and owned by FormFactor, Inc.  Filed January 7, 2011, by Micro-Probe Inc.  The ‘244 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled FormFactor Inc. v. Micro-Probe Inc. and David Browne (Case No. 10-cv-03095-PJH (N.D. Cal.)).

(6)         95/000,614 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,227,371 entitled HIGH PERFORMANCE PROBE SYSTEM and owned by FormFactor, Inc Filed January 7, 2011, by Micro-Probe Inc.  The ‘371 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled FormFactor Inc. v. Micro-Probe Inc. and David Browne (Case No. 10-cv-03095-PJH (N.D. Cal.)). 

(7)         95/000,615 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,673,532 entitled BIOREACTOR AND BIOPROCESSING TECHNIQUE and owned by University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.  Filed January 13, 2011.

The following ex parte requests were filed:

(1)         90/001,438 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,898,762 entitled TELEPHONIC-INTERFACE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SYSTEM and owned by Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing, L.P.  Filed January 17, 2011.   The ‘762 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled In re: Katz Interactive Call Processing Patent Litigation (Case. No.  (C.D. Cal)). 

(2)         90/011,439 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,922,021 entitled INTRAVASCULAR STENT and owned by Cordis.  Filed January 17, 2011, by Boston Scientific.   The ‘021 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Cordis Corp. v. Boston Scientific (Case No. 03-cv-027-SLR (D. Del)).

(3)         90/011,440 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,758,888 entitled COMPOSITION EXHIBITING ENHANCED FORMULATION STABILITY AND DELIVERY OF TOPICAL ACTIVE INGREDIENTS and owned by Sol-Gel Technologies.  Filed January 18, 2011.  

(4)         90/011,441 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,234,251 entitled and owned by Caddy Products, Inc.  Filed January 18, 2011, by Seating Concepts LLC.  

(5)         90/001,442 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,090,492 entitled NETWORK SALES SYSTEM and owned by Soverain Software LLC.  Filed January 18, 2011.   The ‘492 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Soverain Software LLC v. J.C. Penny Corp. (Case No. 6:09-cv-00274-LED (E.D. Tex.)). 

(6)         90/001,443 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,715,314 entitled NETWORK SALES SYSTEM and owned by Soverain Software LLC.  Filed January 18, 2011.   The ‘314 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Soverain Software LLC v. J.C. Penny Corp. (Case No. 6:09-cv-00274-LED (E.D. Tex.)).

(7)         90/011,444 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,272,639 entitled INTERNET SERVER ACCESS CONTROL AND MONITORING SYSTEMS and owned by Soverain Software LLC.  Filed January 18, 2011.   The ‘639 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Soverain Software LLC v. J.C. Penny Corp. (Case No. 6:09-cv-00274-LED (E.D. Tex.)).

(8)         90/011,445 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,871,512 entitled TREATMENT OF CRUDE OIL FRACTIONS, FOSSIL FUELS, AND PRODUCTS THEREOF and owned by Petrosonics, LLC.  Filed January 19, 2011.

(9)         90/011,446 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,328,845 entitled METHOD FOR PRODUCING INDICATORS AND PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SYSTEM UTILIZING THE INDICATORS and owned by Sonix Technology Co. Inc.  Filed January 19, 2011.

(10)     90/011,447 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,373,155 entitled METHOD FOR POSITIONING MOBILE STATION AND REPEATER THEREOF and owned by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.  Filed January 19, 2011.

(11)     90/011,448 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,860,050 entitled APPARATUS FOR SEPARATING LABEL ASSEMBLY and owned by Continental Label Filed January 20, 2011, by Avery Dennison.   The ‘050 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Continental Label v. Avery Dennison (Case No. 1:09-cv-5980 N.D. Ill.)).

(12)     90/011,449 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,002,491 entitled ELECTRONIC CLASSROOM SYSTEM ENABLING INTERACTIVE SELF-PACED LEARNING and owned by Better Education Inc.  Filed January 20, 2011.   The ‘491 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Better Education v. Turning Technologies (Case No. 2:10-cv-412 (E.D. Tex.)).

(13)     90/011,451 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. Not Yet Disclosed entitled METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING DEPLOYMENT OF A SIDE AIRBAG and owned by ATI.  Filed January 21, 2011.   The patent is currently the subject of litigations styled ATI v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. et al. (Case No. 06-cv-187-GMS (D. Del.)); ATI v. Hyundai Motor America et al. (Case No. 06-cv-391-GMS (D. Del.)).

(14)     90/011,452 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,712,387 entitled METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING DEPLOYMENT OF A SIDE AIRBAG and owned by ATI.   Filed January 21, 2011.  The ‘387 patent is currently the subject of litigations styled ATI v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. et al. (Case No. 06-cv-187-GMS (D. Del.)); ATI v. Hyundai Motor America et al. (Case No. 06-cv-391-GMS (D. Del.)).

(15)     90/011,453 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,445,926 entitled FLUID CONTROL STRUCTURES IN MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES and owned by University of California.  Filed January 21, 2011.  

(16)     90/011,454 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,080,330 entitled ANTI-FREEZING AND DEICING COMPOSITION AND METHOD and owned by Geomelt USA, LLC.  Filed January 21, 2011, by Univar USA Inc.   The ‘330 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Geomelt USA, LLC v. Univar USA, Inc. (Case No. 4:2010-cv-00462 (S.D. Iowa)).

(17)     90/009,869 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,530,798 entitled BALL GRID ARRAY SOCKET CONNECTOR and owned by Han Hai Precision Ind. Co. Ltd.  Filed January 19, 2011.

(18)     90/009,870 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,349,012 entitled IMAGING APPARATUS WITH HIGHER AND LOWER RESOLUTION CONVERTERS AND A COMPRESSION UNIT TO COMPRESS DECREASED RESOLUTION IMAGE DATA and owned by MobileMedia Ideas.  Filed January 11, 2011, by Research in Motion.   The ‘012 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled MobileMedia Ideas, LLC v. Research in Motion (Case No. 2:10-cv-113 (E.D. Tex)); MobileMedia Ideas, LLC v. HTC (Case No. 2:10-cv-112 (E.D. Tex))

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