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New Requests for Inter Partes Reexamination in Official Gazette of August 17, 2010

August 17th, 2010

This week the Official Gazette noticed four inter partes reexamination requests. ALSTOM Power filed a request against Hazelmere Research’s patent on enhanced mercury control in coal-fired power plants. Boyle Fredrickson filed a request against Mikkelsen Graphic Engineering’s patent on a method and apparatus for automatic precision cutting of graphics areas from sheets. Logitech filed a request against IGO’s patent on an apparatus for cooling a laptop computer. UOP, LLC filed a request against Exxonmobil Chemical Patents’ patent on a method for increasing light olefin yield by conversion of a heavy hydrocarbon fraction of a product to light olefins.

Requests for reexamination were noticed in the USPTO Official Gazette, captioned below. Notice of Filing of Request for Reexamination means that a request for reexamination has been filed, accorded a filing date, and published in the Official Gazette (MPEP 2215).

Control Number: 95/001,355

Patent Number: 6,619,168
Technology Area:
Cutting
Patent Owner:
Mikkelsen Graphic Engineering, Lake Geneva, WI
Requester:
Boyle Fredrickson, SC, Milwaukee, WI
Firm Requesting:
Zund Systemtechnik AG and Zund America, Inc.
Date Requested:
5/26/2010
Invention Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC PRECISION CUTTING OF GRAPHICS AREAS FROM SHEETS

Control Number: 95/001,357

Patent Number: 6,527,241
Technology Area:
Supports
Patent Owner:
IGO, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ
Requester:
Logitech, Inc.
Firm Requesting:
Townsend and Townsend and, Crew, LLP
Date Requested:
6/14/2010
Invention Title:
APPARATUS FOR COOLING A LAPTOP COMPUTER

Control Number: 95/001,367

Patent Number: 6,809,227
Technology Area:
Food or edible material: processes, compositions, and products
Patent Owner:
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents, Inc., Houston, TX
Requester:
UOP, LLC
Firm Requesting:
Banner & Whitcoff, LTD., Washington, DC
Date Requested:
5/28/2010
Invention Title:
METHOD FOR INCREASING LIGHT OLEFIN YIELD BY CONVERSION OF A HEAVY HYDROCARBON FRACTION OF A PRODUCT TO LIGHT OLEFINS

Control Number: 95/001,368

Patent Number: 6,808,692
Technology Area:
Optics: measuring and testing
Patent Owner:
Hazelmere Research, LTD., Canada
Requester:
ALSTOM Power, Inc.
Firm Requesting:
Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP., Kansas City, MO
Date Requested:
5/28/2010
Invention Title:
ENHANCED MERCURY CONTROL IN COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS