Semiconductor Patents Prominent among the Reexamination Requests the Week of June 13, 2011

Scott Daniels | June 20, 2011

Sony has requested reexamination of Tessera’s U.S. Patent No. 6,885,106 for stacking semiconductors (see inter partes Request No. (9)). The ‘106 patent is one of a large portfolio of chip-packaging patents that Tessera has successfully enforced over the past decade. 

Other Requests involving semiconductor patents were a filed by Cypress Semiconductor against an Agilent patent and by Everspin against a Nexedge patent (see inter partes Request Nos. (7) & (8)).

Also of commercial significance was a reexamination requested by A123 against a Hydro-Quebec patent for lithium batteries (see inter partes Request No. (4)). The companies are in litigation in the Northern District of Texas over that patent.

The following inter partes requests were filed:

(1)         95/001,656 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,815,384 entitled DUAL COMPONENT DISPENSING AND MIXING SYSTEMS FOR MARINE AND MILITARY PAINTS and owned by Richard Parks Corrosion.  Filed June 13, 2011. 

(2)         95/001,657 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,848,978 entitled ENHANCED TRANSACTION RESOLUTION TECHNIQUES and owned by Apollo Enterprise Solutions.  Filed June 14, 2011. 

(3)         95/001,658 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,484,352 entitled VACUUM CLEANER WITH THERMAL CUTOFF and owned by Electrolux Home Care Prods.  Filed June 14, 2011, by Portage Electric Prods

(4)         95/001,659 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,960,058 entitled CATHODE MATERIALS FOR SECONDARY (RECHARGEABLE) LITHIUM BATTERIES and owned by Hydro-Quebec.  Filed June 15, 2011, by A123.  The ‘058 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Hydro-Quebec v. A123 (Case No. 3:11-cv-1217 (N.D. Tex)).

(5)         95/001,660 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,609,691 entitled ARM APPARATUS FOR MOUNTING ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM and owned by Innovative Office Prods.  Filed June 15, 2011, by Humanscale

(6)         95/001,661 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,676,392 entitled ELECTRONIC TOLL MANAGEMENT and owned by Accenture Global Services.  Filed June 15, 2011, by Guidewire Software

(7)         95/001,662 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,189,985 entitled TRACKING SEPARATION BETWEEN AN OBJECT AND A SURFACE USING A REDUCING STRUCTURE and owned by Agilent. Filed June 16, 2011, by Cypress Semiconductor.  The ‘985 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Avago Technologies et al. v. Cypress Semiconductor et al. (Case No. 1:11-cv-71 (D. Del.)).

(8)         95/001,663 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,205,643 entitled STRAY FIELD SHIELDING STRUCTURE FOR SEMICONDUCTORS and owned by Nexedge. Filed June 16, 2011, by Everspin Technologies.  The ‘643 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Nexedge v. Freescale & Everspin (Case No. 2:11-cv-319 (D. Ariz.)).

(9)         95/001,664 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,885,106 entitled STACKED MICROELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME and owned by Tessera.  Filed June 17, 2011 by Sony.  The ‘106 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Tessera v. Sony et al.  (Case No. 1:10-cv-838-RMB (D. Del.)). 

(10)     95/001,665 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,825,683 entitled SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TESTING MULTIPLE INTERGRATED CIRCUITS THAT ARE IN THE SAME PACKAGE and owned by Sansocco Alandro AB.  Filed June 17, 2011, by Xilinx

The following ex parte requests were filed:

(1)         90/011,738 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. D 499,619 entitled WRENCH and owned by Hsein.  Filed June 13, 2011, by Chang-Loon Industrial.  

(2)         90/011,739 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,879,958 entitled METHOD OF PRODUCING AN ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE and owned by Stairway Capital Management.  Filed June 13, 2011.   The ‘958 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Eidos Display et al. AU Optronics et al. (Case No. 6:10-cv-201-LED (E.D. Tex.)).

(3)   90/011,740 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,368,162 entitled ALUMINUM CONDUCTOR COMPOSITE CORE REINFORCED CABLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE and owned by CTC Cable.  Filed June 13, 2011, likely by Mercury Cable & Energy.   The ‘162 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled CTC Cable v. Mercury Cable & Energy (Case No. 8:09-cv-261 (C.D. Cal.)). 

(4)         90/011,741 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,825,427 entitled IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM and owned by Ogma.  Filed June 13, 2011.   The ‘427 patent is currently the subject of litigation styled Certain Motion-Sensitive Sound Effects Devices and Image Display Systems, ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-773; Ogma v. Apple et al. 2:11-cv-178-TJW (E.D. Tex.)).

(5)         90/011,742 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,569,676 entitled METHOD FOR THE TREATMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS and owned by Imagenetix.  Filed June 15, 2011, by Nikken.   The ‘686 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Imagenetix v. Nikken (Case No  11-cv-3727-GHK (C.D. Cal.)).

(6)         90/011,743 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,752,435 entitled SYMMETRICAL COUPLER APPARATUS FOR USE WITH PRECAST CONCRETE SEGMENTAL CONSTRUCTION and owned by Felix Sorkin. Filed June 15, 2011.  

(7)         90/011,744 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,109,404 entitled SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHODS and owned by General Electric Capital.  Filed June 15, 2011.  

(8)         90/011,745 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,955,397 entitled VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING ACTIVE HEAD RESTRAINT SYSTEM and owned by Lear.  Filed June 15, 2011, likely by TS Tech Canada.   The ‘397 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Lear v. TS Tech Canada (Case No. 2:11-cv-245-MHW-NMK (S.D. Ohio)). 

(9)         90/011,746 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,250,392 entitled PUMP SYSTEMS AND METHODS and owned by Muth Pump.  Filed June 16, 2011.  

(10)     90/011,747 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,543,543 entitled PUMP SYSTEMS AND METHODS and owned by Muth Pump. Filed June 16, 2011.  

(11)     90/011,748 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. Re. 40,992 entitled METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BLOCKING UNWANTED COMMUNICATIONS and owned by Spam Arrest. Filed June 16, 2011, by Boxbe Inc.   The ‘992 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Spam Arrest v. Rhino Software et al. (Case No. 10-cv-669 (W.D. Wis.)).

(12)     90/011,749 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,354,491 entitled CHECK WRITING POINT-OF-SALE SYSTEM and owned by LML Patent Corp. Filed June 17, 2011, by Owner.  

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