Request for Reexamination of 3M Lithium-Ion Battery Patent, among those Filed Week of July 25, 2011

Scott Daniels | August 1, 2011

An unidentified party has sought reexamination of 3M’s U.S. Patent No. 7,078,128 for cathode compositions for lithium-ion batteries (see ex parte Request No. (10)).  The ‘128 patent was the subject of an ITC investigation against Sony and others in 2007, which ended in settlements.  No reexamination has yet been requested against 3M’s U.S. Patent No. 6,964,828 that was also in the ITC’s investigation. 

In March Google requested reexamination U.S. Patent No. 6,981,040 in response to an infringement allegation by the ‘040 patentee, Personalized User Model (PUM).  Now, Google has requested reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 7,685,276 (see inter partes Request No. 3), the other PUM patent-in-suit. 

Requests were also filed against three Hewlett-Packard patents for circuits and switches (see ex parte Request Nos. (11), (12) & (13)). 

The following inter partes requests were filed:

(1)         95/001,697 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,490,151 entitled ESTABLISHMENT OF A SECURE COMMUNICATION LINK BASED ON A DOMAIN NAME SERVICE (DNS) REQUEST and owned by VirnetX.  Filed July 25, 2011, by Apple.  The ‘151 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled VirnetX v. Cisco, Apple, et al. (Case No. 6:10-cv-417 (E.D. Tex.)). 

(2)         95/001,698 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,431,650 entitled CASINO POKER AND DEALER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM and owned by Filed July 28, 2011, by Genesis Gaming Solutions.  The ‘650 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Ameranth v. Genesis Gaming Solutions (Case No. 11-cv-189-AG)). 

(3)         95/001,699 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,685,276 entitled AUTOMATIC, PERSONALIZED ONLINE INFORMATION AND PRODUCT SERVICES and owned by Personalized User Model.  Filed, by Google.  The ‘276 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Personalized User Model v. Google (Case No. 09-cv-525-LPS (D. Del.)).

The following ex parte requests were filed:

(1)         90/011,807 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,002,892 entitled SPORTS COMPUTER WITH GPS RECEIVER AND PERFORMANCE TRACKING CAPABILITIES and owned by Fujitsu.  Filed July 24, 2011.  

(2)         90/011,808 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,872,640 entitled FACSIMILE FORM GENERATION SYSTEM and owned by Xpedite Systems.  Filed July 26, 2011.  

(3)         90/011,809 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,842,489 entitled and owned by Cellectis.  Filed July 26, 2011, by Precision Biosciences.  

(4)         90/011,810 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,726,683 entitled ELECTRICALLY HEATED SURGICAL CUTTING INSTRUMENT and owned by Robert Shaw.  Filed July 26, 2011.  

(5)         90/011,811 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,182,219 entitled APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTHENTICATING THE DISPATCH AND CONTENTS OF DOCUMENTS and owned by RPost Holdings.  Filed July 27, 2011.   The ‘219 patent is currently the subject of ten litigations including one styled RPost Holdings et al. v. Trsutifi Corp. (Case No. 2-10-cv-1416 (C.D. Cal.)). 

(6)         90/011,812 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,629,867 entitled SELECTING AND RETRIEVAL OF MUSIC FROM A DIGITAL DATABASE and owned by Mission Abstract Data L.L.C.  Filed July 27, 2011, by Broadcast Electronics.    The ‘867 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Mission Abstract Data v. Beasley Broadcast (Case No. 1:11-cv-176-LPS (D. Del.)). 

(7)         90/011,813 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,809,246 entitled SELECTION AND RETRIEVAL OF MUSIC FROM A DIGITAL DATABASE and owned by Mission Abstract Data L.L.C.  Filed July 28, 2011, by Broadcast Electronics.   The ‘246 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Mission Abstract Data v. Beasley Broadcast (Case No. 1:11-cv-176-LPS (D. Del.)).

(8)         90/011,814 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,862,465 entitled DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING ANALYTE LEVELS and owned by DexCom.  Filed July 28, 2011, by Abbott Diabetes Care.  

(9)         90/011,815 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,693,993 entitled METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC HOSTED SERVICE MANAGEMENT ACROSS DISPARATE ACCOUNTS/SITES and owned by Galactic Computer.  Filed July 28, 2011.  

(10)     90/011,816 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,078,128 entitled CATHODE COMPOSITIONS FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES and owned by 3M Innovative Properties.  Filed July 29, 2011.   The ‘128 patent was once the subject of a litigation styled Certain Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries (Case No. 337-TA-600). 

(11)     90/009,922 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No.  6,891,744 entitled CONFIGURABLE NANOSCALE CROSSBAR ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS MADE BY ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTION and owned by Hewlett-Packard.  Filed July 8, 2011.  

(12)     90/009,923 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,741,638 entitled CONTROL LAYER FOR NANOSCALE ELECTRONIC SWITCHING DEVICE and owned by Hewlett-Packard.  Filed July 11, 2011.  

(13)     90/009,924 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,763,880 entitled MULTI-TERMINAL ELECTRICALLY ACTUATED SWITCH and owned by Hewlett-Packard.  Filed July 11, 2011.  

(14)     90/009,925 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,497,174 entitled COOKING PAN FOR SAUTEING AND DEGLAZING and owned by Chris Cacace Filed July 14, 2011, by Meyer Corporation, USA.   The ‘174 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Chris Cacace & Culinary Edge Creation, LLC v. Meyer Corporation (Case No. 7:06-cv-2938-KMK (S.D.N.Y.)). 

(15)     90/009,927 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,356,038 entitled MICROCOMPUTER-CONTROLLED AC POWER SWITCH CONTROLLER AND DC POWER SUPPLY METHOD AND APPARATUS and owned by Richard Bishel.  Filed July 29, 2011.  

 

 

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