Norman IP Privacy Patent Challenged, Week of May 13, 2013

Scott Daniels and Cindy Chen | May 20, 2013

Norman IP Holdings has filed many lawsuits alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,592,555, most recently in a case filed in Texas last Monday against ADTRAN, Inc.  On Wednesday Creston Electronics requested inter partes review of the ‘555 patent (see inter partes review Request No. (1)) The patent, which claims methods for “privately communicating signals over a wireless communications network,” is already the subject of a reexamination (90/012,783) filed by Volkswagen.

The following inter partes review requests were filed:

(1)         IPR2013-00278 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,592,555 entitled WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PRIVACY METHOD AND SYSTEM and owned by Norman IP Holdings, LLC. Filed May 15, 2013 by Creston Electronics, Inc. The ‘555 patent is currently the subject matter of a plethora of litigations initiated by Norman IP Holdings and Saxon Innovations LLC, including Norman IP Holdings, LLC v. Creston Electronics, Inc. (Case no. 6:20cv-00394 (E.D. Tex.));  Norman IP Holdings, LLC v. BMW North America, LLC (Case No. 6:12-cv-00510 (E.D. Tex.)); Norman IP Holdings, LLC v. Lexmark International, Inc. (Case No. 6:11-cv-00495 (E.D. Tex.)); and Saxon Innovations LLC v. Gateway Companies, Inc. (Case No. 6:08-cv-00464 (E.D. Tex.); to name a few.

(2)         IPR2013-00285 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,019,479 entitled CONTROL ALGORITHM OF VARIABLE SPEED PUMPING SYSTEM and owned by Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc. Filed May 17, 2013 by Hayward Industries, Inc. The ‘479 patent is currently the subject matter of a litigation styled Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc. and Danfoss Drives A/S v. Hayward Industries, Inc. and Hayward Pool Products, Inc. (Case No. 5:11-cv-459 (E.D.N.C.)).

(3)         IPR2013-00287 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,704,051 entitled PUMP CONTROLLER SYSTEM AND METHOD and owned by Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc. Filed May 17, 2013 by Hayward Industries, Inc. The ‘051 patent is currently the subject matter of a litigation styled Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc. and Danfoss Drives A/S v. Hayward Industries, Inc. and Hayward Pool Products, Inc. (Case No. 5:11-cv-459 (E.D.N.C.)).

(4)         IPR2013-00288 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,379,801 entitled METHODS AND SYSTEMS RELATED TO TEXT CAPTION ERROR CORRECTION and owned by Sorenson Communications, Inc. Filed May 17, 2013 by Ultratec, Inc.

(5)         IPR2013-00289 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,174,237 entitled WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PRIVACY METHOD AND SYSTEM and owned by John H. Stephenson. Filed May 17, 2013 by Game Show Network, LLC and WorldWinner.com, Inc. The ‘236 patent is currently the subject matter of a litigation styled John H. Stephenson v. Game Show Network, LLC and WorldWinner.com, Inc. (Case No. 1:12-cv-00614-SLR (D. Del.)).

The following ex parte requests were filed:

(1)         90/012,866 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,104,465 entitled WATER SPRAY RETORT SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR PAPERBOARD PACKAGES and owned by John Bean Technologies Corp. Filed May 13, 2013.

(2)          90/012,867 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,312,798 entitled SLITTER WITH TRANSLATING CUTTING DEVICES and owned by Eastman Kodak Company. Filed May 15, 2013.

(3)         90/012,868 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,585,680 entitled METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MONITORING MEDICATION USAGE and owned by Marshfield Medical Research and Education Foundation. Filed May 15, 2013.

(4)         90/012,869 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 8,217,902 entitled CONDUCTOR PATTERN STRUCTURE OF CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL and owned by Tpk Touch Solutions.  Filed May 17, 2013.

 

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