YouTube Attacks on Pragmatus’s Media File Storage Patents, among Reexamination Requests Filed Week of June 6, 2011

Scott Daniels | June 13, 2011

Earlier this year, Pragmatus sued Facebook, LinkedIn, Photobucket, and YouTube for infringing three patents for systems for storing media files.   YouTube has now requested reexamination of those patents (see inter parte Request Nos. (6), (8) & (9)).

Apple has requested reexamination of Softview’s U.S. Patent No. 7,831,926 related to systems for “zooming and panning” images from the Internet on mobile devices.  Softview has sued Apple and AT&T Mobility in Delaware for infringing the ‘926 patent.  Softview is also involved in a separate case with HTC in Washington state regarding the ‘926 patent. 

IDT requested reexamination of Alexsam’s U.S. Patent No. 6,000,608 which relates to activation of “stored value” card (see ex parte Request No. (3)). In February, Alexsam won a $9.06 million jury verdict against IDT in the Eastern District of Texas for infringement of the ‘608 patent and a second patent. 

Last week also featured a 587-page request filed against a B-to-B electronic clearinghouse patent (see inter partes Request No. (11)) – by no means a record length, but a blockbuster nonetheless.   Also not a record, but still impressive, was the fifth request for reexamination filed by DexCom against the same Abbott Diabetes Care patent (see ex parte Request No. (1)). 

The following inter partes requests were filed:

(1)         95/001,641 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,249,372 entitled NETWORK BASED DOCUMENT DISTRIBUTION METHOD and owned by Target Training.  Filed June 6, 2011, by Extended DISC North America.  The ‘372 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Target Training Int’l v. Extended DISC North America (Case No. 4:10-cv-3350 (S.D. Tex.)).

(2)         95/001,642 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,406,800 entitled MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR A SOLAR PANEL and owned by Andalay Solar.  Filed June 7, 2011, by Zep Solar.  The ‘800 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Akeena Solar at al. v. Zep Solar et al. (Case No. 3:09-cv-5040-JSW (N.D. Cal.)). 

(3)         95/001,643 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,875,440 entitled METHOD OF DETERMINING THE NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE OF OLIGONUCLEOTIDES AND DNA MOLECULES and owned by Arizona Board of Regents.  Filed June 7, 2011. 

(4)         95/001,644 (electronically 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 June 7, 2011, by Saucon Technologies.  The ‘657 patent is currently the subject of litigations styled Tadayon et al. v. Saucon Technologies (Case No. 8:11-cv-00062-DKC (D. Md.)); Tadayon et al. v. Execubus (Case No. 3:11-cv-00213-REP (E.D. Va.)); Tadayon et al. Greyhound Lines (Case No. 1:10-cv-01326-JDB (D.C.D.C.)); Tadayon, et al. v. Coach USA, Inc., et al. (Case No. 1:10-cv-00882 (D.C.D.C.)).

(5)         95/001,645 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. entitled SAFE METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MOBILE OR WIRELESS COMPUTING OR COMMUNICATION DEVICES and owned by Saied Tadayon.  Filed June 7, 2011, by Saucon Technologies

(6)         95/001,646 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,831,663 entitled STORAGE AND PLAYBACK OF MEDIA FILES and owned by Pragmatus.  Filed June 8, 2011, by YouTube & Google.  The ‘633 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Pragmatus v. Facebook et al.  (Case No. 5:11-cv-494 (N.D. Cal.)).

(7)         95/001,647 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,688,014 entitled SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A MOVEABLE BARRIER OPERATOR and owned by Phillip Tsui.  Filed June 8, 2011. 

(8)         95/001,648 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,730,132 entitled STORING AND ACCESSING MEDIA FILES and owned by Pragmatus.  Filed June 8, 2011, by YouTube & Google.  The ‘132 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Pragmatus v. Facebook et al.  (Case No. 5:11-cv-494 (N.D. Cal.)).

(9)         95/001,649 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,822,813 entitled STORING AND ACCESSING MEDIA FILES and owned by Pragmatus.  Filed June 8, 2011, by YouTube & Google.   The ‘813 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Pragmatus v. Facebook et al.  (Case No. 5:11-cv-494 (N.D. Cal.)).

(10)     95/001,650 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,955,733 entitled CATHODE MATERIALS FOR SECONDARY (RECHARGEABLE) LITIUM BATTERIES and owned by Hydro-Quebec.  Filed June 8, 2011, by A123.  The ‘733 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Hydro-Quebec v. A123 (Case No. 3:11-cv-1217 (N.D. Tex)).

(11)     95/001,651 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,451,107 entitled BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS ELECTRONIC COMMERCE CLEARINGHOUSE and owned by Supply Chain Connect.  Filed June 9, 2011, by Quadrem Int’l & Ariba.  The ‘107 patent is currently the subject of two litigations styled Transzap v. Supply Chain Connect (Case No. 1:11-cv-1361-MSK (D. Colo.)); Supply Chain Connect v. BASF et al. (Case No. 1:11-cv-513 (D. Del.)). 

(12)     95/001,652 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,759,429 entitled FLAME RETARDANT POLYESTER FIBERS FOR ARTIFICIAL HAIR and owned by Kaneka.  Filed June 9, 2011, by UNO and JBS.  The ‘430 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Kaneka v. JBS Hair et al. (Case No. 3:10-cv-1430 (N.D. Tex.)).

(13)     95/001,653 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,759,430 entitled FLAME RETARDANT POLYESTER FIBERS FOR ARTIFICIAL HAIR and owned by Kaneka.  Filed June 9, 2011, by UNO and JBS.  The ‘430 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Kaneka v. JBS Hair et al. (Case No. 3:10-cv-1430 (N.D. Tex.)).

(14)     95/001,654 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,890,324 entitled TAMPON APPLICATOR and owned by Playtex.  Filed June 10, 2011. 

(15)     95/001,655 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,090,506 entitled SIGNAL TRANSMISSION DEVICE HAVING FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS and owned by AU Optronics.  Filed June 10, 2011. 

(16)     95/000,635 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,831,926 entitled SCALABLE DISPLAY OF INTERNET CONTENT ON MOBILE DEVICES and owned by Softview, LLC.  Filed May 23, 2001, by Apple.  The ‘926 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Softview, LLC v. Apple & AT&T Mobility (Case No. 10-cv-389-LPS (D. Del.)); HTC et al. v. Softview, LLC (Case No. No. 2:11-cv-00908 (W.D. Wash.)). 

The following ex parte requests were filed:

(1)         90/011,730 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,990,366 entitled ANALYTE MONITORING DEVICE AND METHODS OF USE and owned by Abbott Diabetes Care.  Filed June 3, 2011, by DexCom.   The ‘366 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Abbott Diabetes Care v. DexCom (Case No. 1:06-cv-514 (D. Del.)). 

(2)         90/011,731 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,815,725 entitled WARM ASPHALT BINDER COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING LUBRICATING AGENTS and owned by ALM Holding.  Filed June 8, 2011, by ARR-MAZ Custom Chemicals.  

(3)         90/011,732 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,000,608 entitled MULTIFUNCTION CARD SYSTEM and owned by JPMorgan Chase Bank.  Filed June 8, 2011, by IDT.   The ‘608 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Alexsam v. IDT, (Case No. 2:07-cv-420 (E.D. Tex.)).

(4)         90/011,733 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,216,883 entitled BICYCLE WITH REAR SUSPENSION and owned by Filed June 9, 2011, by Owner.  

(5)         90/011,734 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,995,903 entitled METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSISTING NAVIGATION USING RENDERED TERRAIN IMAGERY and owned by Taranis.  Filed June 9, 2011, by Garmin.   The ‘903 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Taranis IP v. Gramin (Case No. 1:10-cv-7502 (N.D. Ill.)). 

(6)         90/011,735 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,390,596 entitled REFLECTION TYPE MASK BLANK AND REFLECTION TYPE MASK AND PRODUCTION METHODS FOR THEM and owned by Hoya.  Filed June 9, 2011, by Owner.  

(7)         90/011,736 (electronically filed) – Information regarding this Request is not yet available.  

(8)         90/011,737 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,045,013 entitled SPRAY BOOTH SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCELERATING CURING TIMES and owned by Garmat USA.  Filed June 2011.  

(9)         90/009,912 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,835,927 entitled MEDICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM and owned by Carefusion 303.  Filed June 11, 2011.  

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