Reexamination Requests against Univ. of Washington Medical Imaging Patent among those Filed Week of July 9, 2012

Scott Daniels | July 16, 2012

NeuroGraphix has filed a series of infringement actions, including four last Wednesday, alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,560,360 that claims a medical imaging device and is owned by the University of WashingtonNeuroGraphix is the exclusive licensee of the ‘360 patent.  The accused infringers include the University of California, Philips, Tufts College, Boston University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess and the President and Fellows of Harvard College.  Last Tuesday an anonymous party requested reexamination of the ‘360 patent (see ex parte Request No. (2)). 

Cisco requested reexamination of a data redirection system patent owned by Linksmart Wireless Technology (see inter partes Request No. (1)).  Linksmart has sued Cisco, T-Mobile and a number of others for infringement of the patent. 

EMC requested reexamination of a patent claiming a system to check words in documents (see ex parte Request No. (7)).  EMC and approximately 65 other companies have been sued for infringement by the patent owner WordCheck Technologies

An anonymous request was filed against U.S. Patent No. 7,221,257 claiming a wireless device (see ex parte Request No. (4)).  The ‘257 patent was originally owned by Micron and is now owned by Round Rock Research

The following inter partes requests were filed:

(1)         95/002,035 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,779,118 entitled USER SPECIFIC AUTOMATIC DATA REDIRECTION SYSTEM and owned by Linksmart Wireless Technology.  Filed July 12, 2012, by Cisco.  The ‘118 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Linksmart Wireless Tech. v. T-Mobile USA et al. (Case No. 8-12-cv-522 (C.D. Cal.))

(2)         95/002,036 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,158,118 entitled 3D POINTING DEVICES WITH ORIENTATION COMPENSATION AND IMPROVED USABILITY and owned by Hercules Technology III.  Filed July 13, 2012, by Movea, Inc

(3)         95/000,674 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,854,980 entitled and owned by Knauf Insulation.  Filed June 30, 2012, by Rockwool International A/S

(4)         95/000,675 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,772,347 entitled A BINDER AND FIBER GLASS PRODUCT FROM MAILLARD REACTANTS and owned by Knauf Insulation.  Filed June 30, 2012, by Rockwool International A/S

The following ex parte requests were filed:

(1)         90/012,387 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,182,858 entitled COMPOSITION FOR IMPROVING FLAVOR AND SAFETY OF MARINATED MEAT PRODUCTS and owned by Triad Resource Technologies.  Filed July 9, 2012.  

(2)         90/012,388 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,560,360 entitled IMAGE NEUROGRAPHY AND DIFFUSION ANISOTROPY IMAGING and owned by University of Washington.  Filed July 10, 2012.   The ‘360 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled NeuroGraphix et al. v. The Regents of the University of California (Case No. 11-cv-7591 (C.D. Cal.)); NeuroGraphix et al. v. Philips Electronics North America et al. (Case No. 1:12-cv-11065 (D. Mass.)), plus four other infringement actions filed July 11, 2012. 

(3)         90/012,389 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,011,543 entitled ELECTRIC CONNECTOR and owned by J.S.T. Mfg. Co.  Filed July 11, 2012.  

(4)         90/012,390 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,221,257 entitled WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES, RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION DEVICES, METHODS OF FORMING A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND METHODS OF FORMING A RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION DEVICE and owned by Round Rock Research.  Filed July 12, 2012.  

(5)         90/012,391 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,929,954 entitled METHOD FOR VERIFYING ACCESS BASED ON A DETERMINED GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF A SUBSCRIBER OF A SERVICE PROVIDED VIA A COMPUTER NETWORK and owned by MLB Advanced Media.  Filed July 12, 2012.  

(6)         90/012,392 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,766,224 entitled MONEY TRANSER WALL UNIT and owned by The Western Union Company.  Filed July 12, 2012.  

(7)         90/012,393 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,782,510 entitled WORD CHECKING TOOL FOR CONTROLLING THE LANGUAGE CONTENT IN DOCUMENTS USING DICTIONARIES WITH MODIFYABLE STATUS FIELDS and owned by WordCheck Tech.  Filed July 13, 2012, by EMC.   The ‘510 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled WordCheck Tech. v. Alt-N Technologies et al. (Case No. 6:10-cv-457 (E.D. Tex.)). 

(8)         90/012,394 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,310,570 entitled MEDICAL TELE-ROBOTIC SYSTEM and owned by Yulun Wang et al.  Filed July 13, 2012.   The ‘570 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled InTouch Technologies v. VGo Communications (Case No. 11-cv-9185 C.D. Cal.)). 

(9)         90/012,395 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,390,040 entitled END EFFECTOR WITH MULTIPLE PICK-UP MEMBERS and owned by Milos Misha Subotincic.  Filed July 13, 2012.  

(10)         90/020,007 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,162,356 entitled CHIP FOR USE IN NUCLEIC ACID SEPARATION, STRUCTURAL ELEMENT AND PROCESS FOR FORMING THE STRUCTURAL ELEMENT and owned by Hitachi, Ltd.  Filed June 28, 2012.  

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