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PTO Litigation Center Report – January 28, 2013

January 28th, 2013

Listed below are all new filings before PTAB of requests for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM).  Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO.  This listing is current as of 9:30 AM on Monday, January 28, 2013.

New IPR Requests

Trial Number – IPR2013-00124
Filing Date – 1/25/2013
Patent # – 7,579,016
Title – METHODS FOR REPELLING ARTHROPODS USING ISOLONGIFOLENONE ANALOGS
Assignee – THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
Petitioner – International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Status – Pending
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2013-00125
Filing Date – 1/25/2013
Patent # – 5,515,369
Title – METHOD FOR FREQUENCY SHARING AND FREQUENCY PUNCHOUT IN FREQUENCY HOPPING COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
Assignee – WI-LAN INC.
Petitioner – Research In Motion Corporation
Status – Pending
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2013-00126
Filing Date – 1/25/2013
Patent # – 6,240,088
Title – Method for Two-Stage Data Transmission
Assignee – WI-LAN USA, INC.
Petitioner – Research In Motion Corporation
Status – Pending
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2013-00127
Filing Date – 1/26/2013
Patent # – 6,587,067
Title – METHOD FOR SELECTING A REMOTE CONTROL COMMAND SET
Assignee – Universal Electronics, Inc.
Petitioner – Universal Remote Control, Inc.
Status – Pending
Tech Center – 2600

New CBM Review Requests

There have been no new requests for CBM review since the last report.

Newly Posted Reexam Requests

Control # – 90/012,769
Date – 1/22/2013
Patent # – D665,487
Inventor – Warzocha, Michael
Assignee – Michael Warzocha
Title – AIR FRESHENER
Co-pending Litigation – No co-pending litigation provided.

Control # – 90/012,770
Date – 1/23/2013
Patent # – 5,378,043
Inventor – Viano, David C. et al.
Assignee – JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT AND COLLATERAL AGENT
Title – VEHICLE PIVOTAL HEADREST
Co-pending Litigation – Lear v. TS Tech USA Corporation et al. Case No. 2:11-cv-00245-GLF-MRA, S.D. O.H., Eastern Division