Nintendo Attack on Video Game Patents, Among the Reexamination Requests Filed Week of August 27, 2012

Scott Daniels | September 6, 2012

Nintendo requested reexamination of two patents that claim handheld pointing systems for use with video games and that are owned by ThinkOptics (see inter partes Request Nos. (12) & (14).  The companies are involved in an infringement action in the Easter District of Texas.

Apple requested reexamination of a caller-ID patent owned by ClassCo (see inter partes Request No. (7)).  Classco has sued Apple for infringement in Illinois.

And Motorola Mobility has requests against three patents, two owned by Bandspeed and one owned by Effingo Wireless (see inter partes Request Nos. ((5), (6) & (9)).

 The following inter partes requests were filed:

 (1)  95/002,103 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,070,377 entitled QUICKRELEASE  COUPLER and owned Tzu-Chien Wang. Filed August 27, 2012 by  Hong Ann Tool Industries. 

(2)   95/002,104 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No.7,645,258 entitled PATIENT  MEDICATION IV DELIVERY PUMP WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION  TO A HOSPITAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM and owned by B.  Braun Medical, Inc.  Filed August 27, 2012, by CareFusion Corporation. The ‘258 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled B. Braun Medical, Inc. v.  CareFusion 303, Inc., (Case No. ll-cv-6007 (N.D. Ill.)).

(3)   95/002,105 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,334,045 entitled SATELLITE BROADCAST RECEIVING AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM and owned by Global Communications Inc. Filed August 27, 2012, by DirectTV, Inc.  The  ‘045 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Global Communication.  Inc. v. PDI Communications, (Case No. 11-cv-541(N.D. Fla.)).

(4)   95/002,106 (electronically filed) -U.S. Patent No. 8,067,035 entitled CHLORITE  FORMULATIONS, AND METHODS OF PREPARATION AND USE THEREOF  and owned by Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Filed August 29, 2012 by Nuvo Research AG.

(5)   95/002,107 (electronical1y filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,505,793 entitled WIRELESS  EARPIECE ASSEMBLY and owned by Effingo Wireless, Inc. Filed August  29, 2012, by Motorola Mobility, LLC. The ‘793 patent is the subject of a litigation styled Effingo Wireless v. Motorola Mobility, (Case No. 5:11-cv-649  (W.D. Tex.)).

(6)   95/002,108 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,027,418 entitled APPROACH  FOR SELECTING COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS BASED ON  PERFORMANCE and owned by Bandspeed, Inc. Filed August 29, 2012, by  Motorola Mobility, LLC. The ‘418 patent is the subject of a litigation styled Bandspeed v. Sony Electronics et al. (Case No. 11-cv-771 (W.D. Tex.)).

(7)   95/002,109 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,970,695 entitled CALLING PARTY ANNOUNCEMENT APPARATUS and owned by ClassCo, Inc. Filed August 29, 2012, by Apple, Inc. The ‘418 4patent is subject of a litigation styled ClassCo v. Apple et al. (Case No.1: 11-cv-6241 (N.D. Ill.)).

(8)   95/002,110 (electronically tiled) – U.S. Patent No.7, 717,948 entitled METHODS  AND APPARATUS FOR THERMALLY-INDUCED RENAL NEUROMODULATION and owned by Medtronic Vascular, Inc. Filed August  29,2012, by St. Jude Medical.

(9)   95/002,111 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,570,614 entitled APPROACH FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS BASED ON PERFORMANCE and owned by Bandspeed, Inc. Filed August 29, 2012, by Motorola Mobility, LLC. The ‘614 patent is the subject of a litigation styled Bandspeed v. Sony Electronics et al,. (Case No. 11-cv-771 (W.D. Tex.)).

(10)  95/002,112 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,599,476 entitled SAMPLE  DISTRIBUTION APPARATUSISYSTEM and owned by A.I. Scientific Pty Ltd.  Filed August 30, 2012, by Beckman Coulter, Inc.

(11)  95/002,115 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,245,242 entitled SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING POLICIES ON A COMPUTER and owned by Wells Fargo Capital Finance. Filed August 31, 2012, by Centrify  Corporation.

(12)  95/002,116 (electronically tiled) – U.S. Patent No. 7,796,116 entitled  ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT FOR HANDHELD VISION BASED ABSOLUTE  POINTING SYSTEM and owned by ThinkOptics, Inc.  Filed August 31, 2012, by  Nintendo of America, Inc. The ‘116 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled ThinkOptics, Inc. v. Nintendo of America, et aI, (Case No. ll-cv-455 (E.D. Tex. 2011)).

(13)  95/002,117 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,954,177 entitled SPORTS  HELMET and owned by Riddell, Inc. Filed August 31, 2012, by Kranos IP Corporation.

(14)  95/002,118 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,864,159 entitled HANDHELD  VISION BASED ABSOLUTE POINTING SYSTEM and owned by ThinkOptics,  Inc. Filed August 31, 2012, by Nintendo of America.  The ‘159 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled ThinkOptics, Inc. v. Nintendo, et al, (Case No. 11-cv-455 (E.D. Tex. 2011)). 

(15)  95/002,119 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No.7,708,034 entitled SELF  LOCKING SHEET METAL DUCT WITH A SEALANT. Filed August 31, 2012. 

(16)  95/002,120 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No.7,996,417 entitled DYNAMIC  LANGUAGE TRANSLATION OF WEB SITE CONTENT. Filed August 31, 2012, by TransPerfect Global, Inc. 

(17)  95/002,122 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,065,294 entitled SYNCHRONIZATION OF WEB SITE CONTENT BETWEEN LANGUAGES.  Filed August 31, 2012, by TransPerfect Global, Inc.

The following ex parte requests were filed:

(1)   90/012,454 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,895,468 entitled SYSTEM  AUTOMATING DELIVERY OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES and owned by  Computer Patent Annuities, LP, Computer Patent Annuities North America,  LLC, Computer Patent Annuities Holding Ltd., and Computer Patent  Annuities Ltd. Filed August 26, 2012, by Troll Busters, LLC. The ‘468 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled WhiteServe LLC v. Computer Packages,  Inc., et al and WhitServ GoDaddy and WhitServe LLC v. Patrafee AB. et al.

(2)   90/012,455 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,780,003 DISPENSING  SYSTEM FOR DOUBLE STACK CARTON and owned by Graphic Packaging  International. Filed August 28, 2012.  The ‘003 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Graphic Packaging International v. C. W Zumbiel (Case No.  3:10-cv-891 (M.D. Fla.)).

(3)   90/012,456 (electronically tiled) – U.S. Patent No. 5,904,172 entitled VALVE ENCLOSURE ASSEMBLY and owned by Select Comfort Corporation.  Filed August 29, 2012, by The Sleep Better Store, et al.  The’ 172 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Select Comfort Corporation v. The Sleep Better Store, et al., (Case No. 12-cv-1148 (D. Minn.)).

(4)   90/012,457 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,969,113 entitled FOLDING CHAIR WITH METAL INSERTS. Filed August 29, 2012, by Global Event Supply, LLC

(5)   90/012,458 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,912,963 entitled APPARATUS FOR PREPARING SOIL FOR THE PLACEMENT OF SEED AND ADDITIVE and owned by Dawn Equipment.  Filed August 31, 2012, by Ag Focus.  The ‘963 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Dawn Equipment v. Ag Focus (Case No. 1:11-cv-1428 (C.D. Ill)).

(6)   90/012,459 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,707,785 entitled SPACERS FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAYS and owned by Industrial Technology Research Institute.  Filed August 31, 2012.  The ‘785 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Industrial Technology Research Institute v. LG et al.  (Case. No. 2:12-cv-948 (D.N.J.)).

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