Dell Attacks on Three Round Rock Research Patents among the Reexamination Requests Filed Week of May 29, 2012

Scott Daniels | June 4, 2012

On Wednesday Dell requested reexamination of three computer systems patents owned by Round Rock Research (see ex parte Request Nos. (4), (5) & (6)).  Last October Round Rock sued Dell in Delaware for infringement of ten other patents.  Each of the patents is part of the portfolio that Round Rock bought from Micron

Xilinx filed a reexamination request against another Intellectual Ventures mobile network patent (see inter partes Request No. (6)). Xilinx has sought reexamination of quite a number of IV patents over the past year.

The winner for the most requests was Hayward Industries who filed against four Pentair Water Pool and Spa (see inter partes Request Nos. (7) to (10)).  The two companies are in an infringement action in North Carolina.

The following inter partes requests were filed:

(1)         95/001,999 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,395,329 entitled PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD MANUFACTURE and owned by Cookson Electronics.  Filed May 29, 2012, by MacDermid

(2)         95/002,000 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,019,836 entitled WIRELESS COMMUNICATION ENABLED METER AND NETWORK and owned by Mesh Comm.  Filed May 31, 2012, by Trilliant Network.  The ‘836 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Mesh Comm. v. Trilliant Network (Case No. 3:11-cv-621 (W.D. Ken.))

(3)         95/002,001 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,067,381 entitled METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INCREASING THE ANAEROBIC WORKING CAPACITY IN TISSUES and owned by Natural Alternatives International. Filed May 31, 2012, by Woodbolt Distribution

(4)         95/002,002 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,597,688 entitled SCALABLE ARCHITECTURE FOR TRANSMISSION OF MESSAGES OVER A NETWORK and owned by j2 Global.  Filed June 1, 2012. 

(5)         95/002,003 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,983,951 entitled APPARATUS TO PROVIDE LIQUID FUNDS IN THE ONLINE AUCTION AND MARKETPLACE ENVIRONMENT and owned by Venture Lending & Leasing.  Filed June 1, 2012, by Capital Access

(6)         95/002,004 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,769,374 entitled RECOVERY TECHNIQUES IN MOBILE NETWORKS and owned by Intellectual Ventures. Filed June 1, 2012, by Xilinx

(7)         95/002,005 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,857,600 entitled PUMP CONTROLLER SYSTEM AND METHOD and owned by Pentair Water Pool and Spa.  Filed June 1, 2012, by Hayward Industries.  The ‘600 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Pentair Water Pool and Spa v. Hayward Industries (Case No. 5:11-cv-459 (E.D.N.C.)).

(8)         95/002,006 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,854,597 entitled PUMPING SYSTEM WITH TWO WAY COMMUNICATION and owned by Pentair Water Pool and Spa.  Filed June 1, 2012, by Hayward Industries.  The ‘597 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Pentair Water Pool and Spa v. Hayward Industries (Case No. 5:11-cv-459 (E.D.N.C.)).

(9)         95/002,007 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,815,420 entitled PUMP CONTROLLER SYSTEM AND METHOD and owned by Pentair Water Pool and Spa.  Filed June 1, 2012, by Hayward Industries.  The ‘420 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Pentair Water Pool and Spa v. Hayward Industries (Case No. 5:11-cv-459 (E.D.N.C.)).

(10)     95/002,008 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,686,587 entitled PUMP CONTROLLER SYSTEM AND METHOD and owned by Pentair Water Pool and Spa.  Filed June 1, 2012, by Hayward Industries.  The ‘587 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Pentair Water Pool and Spa v. Hayward Industries (Case No. 5:11-cv-459 (E.D.N.C.)).

(11)     95/002,009 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,259,972 entitled PRIMARY-SIDE-CONTROL POWER CONVERTER HAVING A SWITCHING CONTROLLER USING FREQUENCY HOPPING AND VOLTAGE AND CURRENT CONTROL LOOPS and owned by System General.  Filed June 1, 2012, likely by Power Integrations.  The ‘972 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Power Integrations v. Fairchild Semiconductor, General System (Case No. 08-cv-309 (D. Del.)). 

The following ex parte requests were filed:

(1)         90/012,310 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,858,731 entitled OLIGONUCLEOTIDE LIBRARIES USEFUL FOR PRODUCING PRIMERS and owned by Catalyst Assets.  Filed May 29, 2012, by Life Technologies.   The ‘731 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Catalyst Assets v. Life Technologies (Case No. 4:11-cv-3537 (N.D. Cal.)).

(2)         90/012,311 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,558,083 entitled NITRIC OXIDE DELIVERY SYSTEM and owned by Ikaria.  Filed May 29, 2012, by 12th Man Technologies.

(3)         90/012,312 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,990,967 entitled FIREWALL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS and owned by Rockwell Automation.  Filed May 30, 2012, by Secure Crossings R&D.  

(4)         90/012,313 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,065,053 entitled SYSTEM FOR RESETTING A SERVER and owned by Round Rock Research.  Filed May 30, 2012, by Dell.  

(5)         90/012,314 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,249,855 entitled METHOD FOR MANAGING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS OF A DISTRIBUTED PROCESSOR SYSTEM and owned by Round Rock Research.  Filed May 30, 2012, by Dell.  

(6)         90/012,315 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,088,816 entitled METHOD OF DISPLAYING SYSTEM STATUS and owned by Round Rock Research.  Filed May, 2012, by Dell.  

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