Bicycle Rental Station Patent, Subject of Reexamination Request Filed Week of April 16, 2012

Scott Daniels | April 23, 2012

If you live in Washington D.C. or in any of a number of other places, you have undoubtedly noticed the bicycle stations scattered across town: with a credit card you can rent a bicycle to ride around town and return it at your convenience to the same or another bicycle station.  Isabelle Bettez and Jean-Sebastien Bettez own a patent – U.S. Patent No. 7,898,439 – claiming a solar-powered station. 

 

It is not yet evident from the Patent Office dockets who filed the request.

The following inter partes requests were filed:

(1)   95/001,971 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,086,710 entitled IDENTITY MIGRATION APPARATUS AND METHOD and owned by Quest Software.  Filed April 18, 2012, by Centrify Corp

(2)   95/001,972 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,314,470 entitled SCAR-FREE REMOVAL OF TATTOOS and owned by Barbara & Richard Simpson-Birks.  Filed April 19, 2012, by N. Danenberg Holdings (2000)

(3)   95/001,973 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. D634,439 entitled DRINKING CUP TOP and owned by Luv’n Care Ltd.  Filed April 20, 2012.  The ‘439 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Luv’n Care Ltd. v. HEB Grocery et al. (Case No. 2:12-cv-204 (E.D. Tex.)).  

(4)   95/001,974 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,898,439 entitled BICYCLE RENTAL SYSTEM AND STATION and owned by Isabelle Bettez et al.  Filed April 20, 2012. 

The following ex parte requests were filed:

(1)         90/012,256 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,343,445 entitled ATHLETIC SHOE WITH TIMING DEVICE and owned by Erik Cherdak.  Filed April 19, 2012.  The ‘445 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Cherdak v. Rack Room Shoes (Case No. 1:11-cv-169 (E.D. Tex.)).

(2)   90/012,257 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,178,470 entitled TABLECLOTH COVERING AND METHOD OF COVERING AND SKIRTING A TABLE and owned by SMT Solutions.  Filed April 20, 2012.  The ‘470 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled SMT Solutions v. ExpoEvent Supply et al. (Case No. 2:11-cv-6225 (D.N.J.)). 

(3)   90/012,258 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,090,879 entitled SILICONE RUBBER COMPOSITION FOR APPLICATION AS ELECTRICAL INSULATION and owned by Dow Corning Toray Silicone.  Filed April 20, 2012. 

(4)   90/012,259 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,824,729 entitled SILICONE RUBBER COMPOSITION and owned by Dow Corning Toray Silicone.  Filed April 20, 2012. 

(5)   90/012,260 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. entitled LIGHTING UNIT FOR INSPECTING A SURFACE and owned by CCS Inc.  Filed April 20, 2012, by Owner

(6)   90/012,261 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,070,986 entitled METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A LIGHTING UNIT FOR INSPECTING A SURFACE and owned by CCS Inc.  Filed April 20, 2012, by Owner

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