DIRECTV Reexamination Request of Satellite Broadcast Patent, one of the Requests Filed Week of June 18, 2012

Scott Daniels | June 25, 2012

Last Monday DIRECTV asked for reexamination of a patent owned by Global Communications and claiming a satellite broadcast receiving and distribution system (see inter partes Request No. (1)).  Global has sued a number of companies – presumably DIRECTV partners – for infringing that patent, as well as seven others.

Reexamination was requested for U.S. Patent No. 6,770,748 owned by Santaris Pharma and claiming nucleotide analogues that suitable as antisense molecules for treatment of cancer and AIDS patients (see inter partes Request No. (2)).  The Patent Office records do not yet show the identity of the requester, but it might be Isis since Santaris and Isis have fought over rights to this technology in the past.

Yet another request for reexamination was filed against a MobileMedia Ideas patent, perhaps by Apple or HTC – the Patent Office records do not say (see ex parte Request No. (6)).

Finally, DuPont and Monsanto are tussling over a soybean oil patent (see inter partes Request No. (7)).

The following inter partes requests were filed:

(1)         95/002,022 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,397,038 entitled SATELLITE BROADCAST RECEIVING AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM and owned by Global Communications.  Filed June 18, 2012, by DIRECTV.  The ‘038 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Global Communications v. PDI Communications et al. (Case No. 4:11-cv-451 (N.D. Fla.).

(2)         95/002,023 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,770,748 entitled BICYCLONUCLEOSIDE AND OLIGONUCLEOTIDE ANALOGUE and owned by Santaris Pharma.  Filed June 18, 2012, perhaps by Isis.

(3)         95/002,024 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,707,823 entitled METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANIPULATING AND DILUTING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE EXHAUST GASES and owned by Leseman Davis, LLC.  Filed June 19, 2012.

(4)         95/002,025 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,320,031 entitled AUTOMATIC, PERSONALIZED ONLINE INFORMATION AND PRODUCT SERVICES and owned by Personalized User Model (PUM).  Filed June 20, 2012, perhaps by Google.  The ‘031 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Personalized User Model v. Google (Case No. 09-cv-525 (D. Del.)).

(5)         95/002,026 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,917,401 entitled SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OBTAINING HEALTH AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION WITH A HANDHELD DEVICE and owned by Epic Technology.  Filed June 20, 2012, by eBay.  The ‘401 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Epic Technology v. Shapsavvy (Case No. 2:12-cv-249 (D. Utah)).

(6)         95/002,027 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,073,744 entitled METHOD TO PROVIDE LIQUID FUNDS IN THE ONLINE AUCTION AND MARKETPLACE and owned by Venture Lending & Leasing VI.  Filed June 22, 2012, by Capital Access Network.

(7)         95/002,028 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,790,953 entitled SOYBEAN SEED AND OIL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME and owned by Monsanto.  Filed June 22, 2012, by DuPont.

(8)         95/002,029 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,925,531 entitled METHOD OF DELIVERING GOODS AND SERVICES VIA MEDIA and owned by TrialCard Systems.  Filed June 22, 2012.  The ‘531patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled TrialCard Systems v. P.S.K.W. et al. (Case No. 3:11-cv-5693 (D.N.J.)).

 

The following ex parte requests were filed:

(1)         90/012,362 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,629,867 entitled SELECTION AND RETRIEVAL OF MUSIC FROM A DIGITAL DATABASE and owned by DigiMedia Holdings Group.  Filed June 18, 2012.   The ‘867 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Mission Abstract Data v. Beasly Broadcast et al. (Case No. 11-cv-176 (D. Del.)).

(2)         90/012,363 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,294,953 entitled HIGH SENSITIVITY DEMODULATOR FOR A RADIO TAG AND METHOD and owned by Axcess International.  Filed June 18, 2012, likely by Savi.   The ‘953 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Axcess International v. Savi (Case No. 3:10-cv-1033 (N.D. Tex.)).

(3)         90/012,364 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. RE 40,281 entitled SIGNAL PROCESSING UTILIZING A TREE-STRUCTURED ARRAY and owned by Hybrid Audio.  Filed June 18, 2012, apparently by HTC.   The ‘281 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Hybrid Audio v. HTC (Case No. 6:11-cv-00195 (E.D. Tex.)).

(4)         90/012,365 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,200,216 entitled ELECTRONIC TRADING CARD and owned by Wildcat Intellectual Property Holdings.  Filed June 18, 2012, likely by 4Kids Entertaining.   The ‘216 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Wildcat Intellectual Property Holdings v. 4Kids Entertaining (Case No. 2:11-cv-305 (E.D. Tex.)).

(5)         90/012,366 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,349,291 entitled METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYSIS, DISPLAY AND DISSEMINATION OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION USING RESAMPLED STATISTICAL METHODS and owned by Investpic.  Filed June 21, 2012.

(6)         90/012,367 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,043,760 entitled LANGUAGE-DEPENDENT LETTER INPUT BY MEANS OF NUMBER KEYS and owned by MobileMedia Ideas.  Filed June 21, 2012.   The ‘760 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled MobileMedia Ideas v. Apple (Case No. 1:10-cv-258 (D. Del.)); MobileMedia Ideas v. HTC (Case No. 2:10-cv-112 (E.D. Tex.)).

(7)         90/012,368 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,871,908 entitled PROCESS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF IN VITRO AMPLIFIED NUCLEIC ACIDS and owned by Evotec AG.  Filed June 21, 2012.

(8)         90/012,369 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,670,832 entitled SYSTEM FOR FLUORESCENCE MONITORING and owned by University of Utah Research Foundation.  Filed June 21, 2012.

(9)         90/012,370 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,437,722 entitled WATER-RESISTANT GYPSUM COMPOSITION AND EMULSION FOR MAKING SAME and owned by Henry Company Canada.  Filed June 22, 2012, likely by Sasol.  The ‘722 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Henry Company et al. v. Sasol Wax North America et al. (Case No. 2:11-cv-6444 (C.D. Cal.)).

(10)     90/012,371 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,974,621 entitled MOP WRINGER WITH MOP HANDLE SUPPORT and owned by Katy Industries et al.  Filed June 22, 2012, likely by Rubbermaid.   The ‘621 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Continental Commercial Prods. v. Rubbermaid (Case No. 4:11-cv-527 (E.D. Mo.)).

(11)     90/012,372 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,215,991 entitled WIRELESS MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS AND MONITORING EQUIPMENT and owned by Body ScienceFiled June 22, 2012, likely by Philips.   The ‘991 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Body Science v. Philips Electronics North America (Case No. 1:12-cv-10536 (D. Mass.)).

(12)     90/012,373 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,289,238 entitled WIRELESS MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS AND MONITORING EQUIPMENT and owned by Body Science.  Filed June 22, 2012, likely by Philips.   The ‘238 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Body Science v. Philips Electronics North America (Case No. 1:12-cv-10536 (d. Mass.)).

(13)     90/012,374 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,922,614 entitled CHAIN FOR A MACHINE DRIVE, TRANSPORT OF MATERIAL IN A MACHINE OR THE LIKE, AND PACKAGING MACHINE COMPRISING ONE SUCH CHAIN and owned by Multivac.  Filed June 22, 2012, by Owner.

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