Kyocera Challenge to ADC Personal Communicator Patent among the Reexamination Requests Filed Week of May 7, 2012

Scott Daniels | May 14, 2012

This past Friday Kyocera requested reexamination of an ADC Technology patent – U.S. Patent No. 6,985,136 – for a “personal communicator,” i.e., a portable computer for wireless data transmission (see inter partes Request No. (4)).  ADC is currently pursuing an infringement action against Kyocera in Illinois.  The ‘136 patent survived an earlier reexamination attempt, with the patentability of all claims confirmed. 

Axis Communications requested reexamination of two Walker Digital Internet surveillance patents (see ex parte Request Nos. (13) & (14)).  The companies are currently involved in an infringement action in Delaware regarding the patents.

The following inter partes requests were filed:

(1)         95/001,984 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,835,757 entitled SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING INFORMATION TO A TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DEVICE and owned by Helferich Patent Licensing.  Filed May 9, 2012, by CBS Interactive and six other entities.  The ‘757 patent is currently the subject of 12 infringement actions.

(2)         95/001,985 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,066,875 entitled FLASH CHROMATOGRAPHY CARTRIDGE and owned by Scientific Plastic Products.  Filed May 10, 2012, by Biotage AB.  The ‘875 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Scientific Plastic Products v. Biotage AB (Case No. 3:11-cv-2778 (S.D. Cal.)). 

(3)         95/001,986 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,070,957 entitled FLASH CHROMATOGRAPHY CARTRIDGE and owned by Scientific Plastic Products.  Filed May 10, 2012, by Biotage AB.  The ‘957 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Scientific Plastic Products v. Biotage AB (Case No. 3:11-cv-2778 (S.D. Cal.)). 

(4)         95/001,987 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,985,136 entitled PORTABLE COMMUNICATOR and owned by ADC Technology.  Filed May 11, 2012, by Kyocera.  The ‘136 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled ADC v. Kyocera (Case No. 10-cv-3938 (N.D. Ill.)). 

(5)         95/001,988 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. entitled PRE-LOADED NEEDLE ASSEMBLY and owned by Worldwide Medical of Florida.  Filed May 11, 2012. 

The following ex parte requests were filed:

(1)         90/012,284 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,574,272 entitled SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA TRANSFER OPTIMIZATION IN A PORTABLE AUDIO DEVICE and owned by Hunts Point Ventures.  Filed May 7, 2012, likely by digEcor.   The ‘272 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Hunts Point Ventures v. digEcor (Case No. 3:11-cv-319 (W.D. Wis.)). 

(2)         90/012,285 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,443,094 entitled METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CLEANING THE UDDER OF A COW and owned by Daritech.  Filed May 7, 2012.  

(3)         90/012,286 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,222,588 entitled PET GROOMING TOOL AND METHOD FOR REMOVING LOOSE HAIR FROM A FURRY PET and owned by Furminator.  Filed May 8, 2012.  

(4)         90/012,287 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,509,926 entitled PET GROOMING TOOL AND METHOD FOR REMOVING LOOSE HAIR FROM A FURRY PET and owned by Furminator.  Filed May 8, 2012.  

(5)         90/012,288 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,123,849 entitled AQUEOUS FILM COATING COMPOSITION CONTAINING SODIUM ALGINATE AND PREPARATION THEREOF and owned by Ideal Cures Pvt.  Filed May 8, 2012.  

(6)         90/012,289 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,521,551 entitled MODIFIED SHUSS KNITTED NETTING and owned by Tama Plastic Industry.  Filed May 8, 2012.   The ‘551 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Tama Plastic Indus. V. Pritchett Twine (Case No. 1:11-cv-783 (S.D. Ind.)). 

(7)         90/012,290 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,316,766 entitled ELECTROCHEMICAL BIOSENSOR STRIP and owned by Taidoc Technology.  Filed May 9, 2012.   The ‘766 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Taidoc Technology v. Ok Biotech et al. 2:12-cv-2457 (E.D. Pa.)). 

(8)         90/012,291 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,514,040 entitled INTELLIGENT BIOSENSING METER and owned by Taidoc Technology.  Filed May 9, 2012.   The ‘040 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Taidoc Technology v. Ok Biotech et al. 2:12-cv-2457 (E.D. Pa.)). 

(9)         90/012,292 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,938,475 entitled AERODYNAMIC SKIRT WHEEL INTERFACE and owned by Transtex Composites.  Filed May 10, 2012.  

(10)     90/012,293 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,094,427 entitled COMBINATION IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTROLLED RELEASE LEVODOPA/CARBIDOPA DOSAGE FORMS and owned by Impax Laboratories.  Filed May 11, 2012.  

(11)     90/009,996 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,568,628 entitled BAR CODE READING DEVICE WITH GLOBAL ELECTRONIC SHUTTER CONTROL and owned by Hand Held Products.  Filed April 27, 2012.  

(12)     90/009,997 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,677,257 entitled ARTIFICIAL NAIL AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME and owned by Kiss Nail Prods.  Filed April 30, 2012.  

(13)     90/009,998 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,605,840 entitled INTERNET SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD and owned by Walker Digital.  Filed April 30, 2012, by Axis Communications.  The ‘840 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Walker Digital v. Axis Communications AB (Case No. 1:11-cv-558 (D. Del.)). 

(14)     90/009,999 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,593,033 entitled INTERNET SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD and owned by Walker Digital.  Filed April 30, 2012, by Axis Communications.   The ‘033 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Walker Digital v. Axis Communications AB (Case No. 1:11-cv-558 (D. Del.)). 

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