Attack on Jay Walker Patent, among the Reexamination Requests filed Week of July 11, 2011

Scott Daniels | July 18, 2011

Walker Digital filed two complaints in April, accusing a who’s-who of video and electronics companies of infringing its U.S. Patent No. 6,263,505 related to data for video programs.  Jay Walker of Priceline fame is on the named inventors on the ‘505 patent.  A so-far unnamed party has now requested reexamination of Walker’s ‘505 patent (see ex parte Request No. (10).

A second reexamination request was filed by Thermo Fisher Scientific against Spectros’ U.S. Patent No. 6,711,426 for white LED medical spectroscopy equipment (see inter partes Request No. (5)).  The ‘426 patent emerged from its first reexamination earlier this year, with some of the claims being canceled and some confirmed.  The two companies are involved in an infringement action regarding the ‘426 patent in the Northern District of California, where  Judge Sandra Brown recently allowed Spectros to add claim 19, one of the confirmed claims, to the case.

The following inter partes requests were filed:

(1)         95/001,682 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,502,135 entitled AGILE NETWORK PROTOCOL FOR SECURE COMMUNICATIONS WITH ASSURED SYSTEM AVAILABILITY and owned by VirnetX.  Filed July 11, 2011.  The ‘135 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled VirnetX v. Cisco (Case No. 6:10-cv-417 (E.D. Tex.)).

(2)         95/001,683 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,849,360 entitled NONAQUEOUS ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL WITH IMPROVED ENERGY DENSITY and owned by Eveready Battery.  Filed July 11, 2011, by Spectrum Brands

(3)         95/001,684 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. Reissue 41,886 entitled NONAQUEOUS ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL WITH IMPROVED ENERGY DENSITY and owned by Eveready Battery.  Filed July 11, 2011, by Spectrum Brands

(4)         95/001,687 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,723,345 entitled TOPICAL DRUG PREPARATIONS and owned by GlycoBioSciences.  Filed July 13, 2011, by Nycomed.  The ‘345 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled GlycoBioSciences v. MPM Medical (Case No. 3:11-cv-01379-EK (N.D. Tex.)); GlycoBioSciences v. Nycomed  (Case No. 11-cv-1539 (D.N.J.)). 

(5)         95/001,688 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,711,426 entitled SPECTROSCOPY ILLUMINATOR WITH IMPROVED DELIVERY EFFICIENCY FOR HIGH OPTICAL DENSITY AND REDUCED THERMAL LOAD and owned by Spectros.  Filed July 13, 2011, likely by Thermo Fisher Scientific.  The ‘426 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Spectros v. Thermo Fisher Scientific (Case No. 09-cv-1996-SBA (N.D. Cal.)).

The following ex parte requests were filed:

(1)         90/011,791 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,475,585 entitled TRANSACTIONAL PROCESSING SYSTEM and owned by Olympic Developments.  Filed July 11, 2011, by Sony.  

(2)         90/011,792 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,774,878 entitled VIRTUAL REALITY GENERATOR FOR USE WITH FINANCIAL INFORMATION and owned by Maxus Strategic Systems.  Filed July 11, 2011.   The ‘878 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Maxus Strategic Systems v. Aqumin et al. (Case No. 1:11-cv-73 (W.D. Tex.)). 

(3)         90/011,793 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,289,841 entitled METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLED PLACEMENT OF A POLYMER COMPOSITION INTO A WEB and owned by Silicon Valley Bank.  Filed July 11, 2011.   The ‘841 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Nextec Applications v. Brookwood (Case No. 07-cv-6901 (S.D.N.Y.)). 

(4)         90/011,794 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,060,461 entitled TOPICALLY APPLIED CLOTTING MATERIAL and owned by Hemarrest.  Filed July 13, 2011.  

(5)         90/011,795 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,189,787 entitled MULTIFUNCTION CARD SYSTEM and owned by Filed July 13, 2011, by IDT Corporation.   The ‘787 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Alexsam v. IDT Corp. (Case No. 2:07-cv-420-TJW (E.D. Tex.)). 

(6)         90/011,796 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,375,340 entitled LED COMPONENT GROUP WITH HEAT DISSIPATING SUPPORT and owned by Osram Sylvania.  Filed July 14, 2011.  

(7)         90/011,797 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,694,433 entitled XML ENCRYPTION SCHEME and owned by TecSec.  Filed July 14, 2011, by.   The ‘patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled TecSec v. IBM et al. (Case No. 1:10-cv-115-LMB-TCB (E.D. Va.)).

(8)         90/011,798 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,513,077 entitled I/O MEMORY BUS SYSTEM FOR DFPS AND UNITS WITH TWO OR MULTI DIMENSIONAL PROGRAMMABLE CELL ARCHITECTURES and owned by Pact XXP Technologies AG.  Filed July 14, 2011.

(9)         90/011,799 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,710,683 entitled CMOS LEVEL SHIFTER CIRCUIT DESIGN and owned by Qualcomm.  Filed July 15, 2011.  

(10)     90/009,918 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,263,505 entitled SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION FOR VIDEO PROGRAMS and owned by Walker Digital.  Filed June 23, 2011.   The ‘505 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Walker Digital v. Apple, et al. (Case No. 1:11-cv-363-UNA (D. Del.)); Walker Digital v. Yamaha et al. (Case No. 1:11-cv-321-UNA (D. Del.)). 

(11)     90/009,919 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,367,875 entitled STAY IN VIEW CAR SEAT and owned by Mattel Inc.  Filed June 27, 2011.  

 

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