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New Requests for Reexamination in Official Gazette of August 31, 2010

August 31st, 2010

This week the Official Gazette noticed nine ex parte and six inter partes reexamination requests. Inphi filed two requests against Netlist’s patents on a memory module with a circuit providing load isolation and memory domain translation and a memory module decoder. Lincoln Electric Company filed a request against Sidergas’ patent on a container for packaging and unwinding a coil of wire. SiRF Technology filed four requests against Global Locate’s patents on methods and apparatus for using long term satellite tracking data in a remote receiver, for forming a dynamic model to locate position of a satellite receiver, for locating mobile receivers using a wide area reference network for propogating ephemeris, and for generating and distributing satellite tracking information in a compact format. Anonymous third parties filed requests against patents assigned to Dexcom, BOA Technology, Comsol, Kimberly-Clark, NeuralStem, Paltalk Holdings, Deutsche Thomson-Brandt, and Thomson Consumer Electronics.

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).

Ex Parte Requests for Reexamination

Control Number: 90/009,729
Patent Number:
7,519,518
Technology Area:
Data processing: structural design, modeling, simulation, and emulation
Patent Owner:
Comsol AB, Sweden
Firm Requesting:
Bond-Yen Ting, San Jose, CA
Date Requested:
6/1/2010
Invention Title:
METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE FINITE ELEMENT DISCRETIZATION OF ARBITRARY WEAK EQUATIONS, INVOLVING LOCAL OR NON-LOCAL MULTIPHYSICS COUPLINGS

Control Number: 90/009,754
Patent Number:
6,040,180
Technology Area:
Chemistry: molecular biology and microbiology
Patent Owner:
NeuralStem, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD
Firm Requesting:
Mintz Levin Cohen Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, PC., Boston, MA
Date Requested:
6/1/2010
Invention Title:
IN VITRO GENERATION OF DIFFERENTIATED NEURONS FROM CULTURES OF MAMMALIAN MULTIPOTENTIAL CNS STEM CELLS

Control Number: 90/010,954
Patent Number:
5,390,100
Technology Area:
Electric power conversion systems
Patent Owner:
Deutsche Thomson-Brandt GMBH, Germany
Firm Requesting:
Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP., Atlanta, GA
Date Requested:
6/10/2010
Invention Title:
FREELY OSCILLATING SWITCHED-MODE POWER SUPPLY

Control Number: 90/011,026
Patent Number:
7,098,189
Technology Area:
Drug, bio-affecting and body treating compositions
Patent Owner:
Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, WI
Firm Requesting:
Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, LLP., Alexandria, VA
Date Requested:
6/9/2010
Invention Title:
WOUND AND SKIN CARE COMPOSITIONS

Control Number: 90/011,028
Patent Number:
7,591,050
Technology Area:
Buckles, buttons, clasps, etc.
Patent Owner:
BOA Technology, Inc., Steamboat Springs, CO
Firm Requesting:
Chien-Hui Su, Taiwan
Date Requested:
6/11/2010
Invention Title:
FOOTWEAR LACING SYSTEM

Control Number: 90/011,029
Patent Number:
5,494,160
Technology Area:
Special receptacle or package
Patent Owner:
Sidergas, S.R.L., Italy
Requester:
Lincoln Electric Company
Firm Requesting:
Perkins Coie, LLP., Washington, DC
Date Requested:
6/11/2010
Invention Title:
CONTAINER FOR PACKAGING AND UNWINDING A COIL OF WIRE

Control Number: 90/011,031
Patent Number:
7,599,726
Technology Area:
Surgery
Patent Owner:
DEXCOM, Inc., San Diego, CA
Firm Requesting:
ASHE, PC., Reston, VA
Date Requested:
6/14/2010
Invention Title:
SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING ANALYTE SENSOR DATA

Control Number: 90/011,032
Patent Number:
5,375,006
Technology Area:
Liquid crystal cells, elements and systems
Patent Owner:
Thomson Consumer Electronics SA, France
Firm Requesting:
Jiawei Huang, J.C. Patents, Irvine, CA
Date Requested:
6/14/2010
Invention Title:
TWISTED NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICES WITH OPTICAL AXIS OF BIREFRINGENT LAYER INCLINED WITH RESPECT TO BIREFRINGENT LAYER NORMAL

Control Number: 90/011,033
Patent Number:
5,822,523
Technology Area:
Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
Patent Owner:
Paltalk Holdings, Inc., New York, NY
Firm Requesting:
Novak Druce & Quigg, LLP., Houston, TX
Date Requested:
6/14/2010
Invention Title:
SERVER-GROUP MESSAGING SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVE

Inter Partes Requests for Reexamination

Control Number: 95/001,337
Patent Number:
7,636,274
Technology Area:
Static information storage and retrieval
Patent Owner:
Netlist, Inc., Irvine, CA
Requester:
Inphi, Corp.
Firm Requesting:
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP., McLean, VA
Date Requested:
6/4/2010
Invention Title:
MEMORY MODULE WITH A CIRCUIT PROVIDING LOAD ISOLATION AND MEMORY DOMAIN TRANSLATION

Control Number: 95/001,339
Patent Number:
7,619,912
Technology Area:
Static information storage and retrieval
Patent Owner:
Netlist, Inc., Irvine, CA
Requester:
Inphi, Corp.
Firm Requesting:
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP., McLean, VA
Date Requested:
6/8/2010
Invention Title:
MEMORY MODULE DECODER

Control Number: 95/001,372
Patent Number:
7,158,080
Technology Area:
Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar,
Patent Owner:
Global Locate, Inc., San Jose, CA
Requester:
SiRF Technology, Inc.
Firm Requesting:
Jones Day, Cleveland, OH
Date Requested:
6/8/2010
Invention Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING LONG TERM SATELLITE TRACKING DATA IN A REMOTE RECEIVER

Control Number: 95/001,373
Patent Number:
6,651,000
Technology Area:
Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location
Patent Owner:
Global Locate, Inc., San Jose, CA
Requester:
SiRF Technology, Inc.
Firm Requesting:
Jones Day, Cleveland, OH
Date Requested:
6/8/2010
Invention Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AND DISTRIBUTING SATELLITE TRACKING INFORMATION IN A COMPACT FORMAT

Control Number: 95/001,376
Patent Number:
6,937,187
Technology Area:
Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar,
Patent Owner:
Global Locate, Inc., San Jose, CA
Requester:
SiRF Technology, Inc.
Firm Requesting:
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP., McLean, VA
Date Requested:
6/8/2010
Invention Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING A DYNAMIC MODEL TO LOCATE POSITION OF A SATELLITE RECEIVER

Control Number: 95/001,378
Patent Number:
6,704,651
Technology Area:
Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location
Patent Owner:
Global Locate, Inc., San Jose, CA
Requester:
SiRF Technology, Inc.
Firm Requesting:
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP., McLean, VA
Date Requested:
6/8/2010
Invention Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATING MOBILE RECEIVERS USING A WIDE AREA REFERENCE NETWORK FOR PROPAGATING EPHEMERIS