HTC Attack on FlashPoint Image Capture Patent among the Reexamination Requests filed Week of January 9, 2012

Scott Daniels | January 17, 2012

HTC has requested reexamination of FlashPoint Technology’s U.S. Patent No. 6,278,447 for video interface system (see ex parte Request No. (9)).  The ‘447 patent has survived two earlier ex parte reexaminations without cancelation or amendment of claims. 

Reexamination was requested of another MobileMedia Ideas patent for data storage, U.S. Patent No. 5,977,887 (see ex parte Request No. (2)).  The PTO records do not indicate the identity of the requester, but it might be HTC.

The following inter partes requests were filed:

(1)   95/001,868 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,585,527 entitled COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR TREATING IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA and owned by Alaven Pharmaceutical.  Filed January 9, 2012, likely by Seton Pharmaceuticals.  The ‘527 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Seton Pharmaceuticals v. Alaven Pharmaceutical (Case No. 3:10-cv-2518 (D.N.J.)). 

(2)         95/001,869 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,017,874 entitled ARM APPARATUS FOR MOUNTING ELECTRONIC DEVICES and owned by Innovative Office Products.  Filed January 9, 2012, by SpaceCo Business Solutions.  The ‘874 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Innovative Office Products v. SpaceCo Business Solutions (Case No. 07-cv-192 (C.D. Cal.)). 

(3)         95/001,870 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,017,376 entitled METHODS OF INCREASING DIHYDROXY ACID DEHYDRATASE ACTIVITY TO IMPROVE PRODUCTION OF FUELS, CHEMICALS, AND AMINO ACIDS and owned by Gevo.  Filed January 10, 2012, by Butamax Advanced Biofuels.  The ‘376 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Butamx Advanced Biofuels v. Gevo (Case No. 1:11-cv-54-SLR (D. Del.)). 

(4)         95/001,871 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,047,609 entitled INFANT ROCKING CHAIR AND DRIVING DEVICE FOR DRIVING THE SAME and owned by Wonderland Nursery Goods.  Filed January 12, 2012, by Thorley Industries

(5)         95/001,872 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,904,949 entitled APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO PROVIDE AUTHENTICATION SERVICES TO A LEGACY APPLICATION and owned by Wells Fargo.  Filed January 12, 2012, by Centrify Corp

 The following ex parte requests were filed:

(1)         90/012,082 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,246,400 entitled DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING REMOTE INTERACTIVE RECEIVER and owned by Tugaloo Livonia GmbH.  Filed January 9, 2012.  

(2)         90/012,083 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,977,887 entitled DATA STORAGE APPARATUS and owned by MobileMedia Ideas.  Filed January 9, 2012.   The ‘887 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled MobileMedia Ideas v. HTC et al. (Case No. 2:10-cv-112 (E.D. Tex.)). 

(3)         90/012,084 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,825,418 entitled INDICIA-CODED ELECTRICAL CABLE and owned by Wilmington Trust.  Filed January 9, 2012.  

(4)         90/012,085 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,465,878 entitled INDICIA-CODED ELECTRICAL CABLE and owned by Wilmington Trust.  Filed January 9, 2012.  

(5)         90/012,086 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,323,639 entitled CONVERTIBLE ELECTRICAL DEVICE COVER AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING SAME and owned by TayMac Corp.  Filed January 10, 2012.  

(6)         90/012,087 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,119,277 entitled CONVERTIBLE ELECTRICAL DEVICE COVER AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING SAME and owned by TayMac Corp.  Filed January 10, 2012.  

(7)         90/012,088 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,315,079 entitled LIFTING DEVICE WITH MOVABLE LIFTING COLUMNS and owned by Stertil B.V.  Filed January 11, 2012, by Owner.

(8)         90/012,089 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,169,368 entitled VISUAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS and owned by Spectrum Motion Media.  Filed January 11, 2012.  

(9)         90/012,090 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,278,447 entitled METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACCELERATING A USER INTERFACE OF AN IMAGE CAPTURE UNIT DURING PLAY MODE and owned by FlashPoint.  Filed January 11, 2012, by HTC.  

(10)     90/012,091 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,477,032 entitled LOW INDUCTANCE CHIP WITH CENTER VIA CONTACT and owned by AVX Corporation.  Filed January 12, 2012.  

(11)     90/012,092 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,623,206 entitled PORTABLE SPEED BUMP and owned by William Blair.  Filed January 12, 2012.  

(12)     90/012,093 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,872,425 entitled COATED VEHICLE WHEEL AND METHOD and owned by Alcoa.  Filed January 12, 2012.  

(13)     90/012,094 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,869,172 entitled INTERNALLY-COATED POROUS WEBS WITH CONTROLLED POSITIONING OF MODIFIERS THEREIN and owned by Nextec.  Filed January 13, 2012.  

(14)     90/009,978 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,486,943 entitled SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING ACCESS BASED ON A DETERMINED GEOGRAPHIC and owned by MLB Advanced Media.  Filed December 22, 2011.  

(15)     90/009,980 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,726,062 entitled SNAG-RESISTANT FISHING LURE and owned by Too Sweet Tackle.  Filed January 3, 2012, by Joseph Renosky.  The ‘062 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Z-Man Fishing Prods. et al. v. Renosky Lure (Case No. 2:10-cv-248 (D.S.C.)). 

(16)     90/009,981 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,658,767 entitled ARACHIDONIC ACID AND METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF and owned by Martek Biosciences.  Filed January 4, 2012.  

 

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