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PTO Litigation Center Report – April 26, 2016

April 26th, 2016

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions 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 9:15 AM on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2016-00944
Filing Date – 4/25/2016
Patent # – 8,241,284
Title – VESSEL SEALER AND DIVIDER WITH NON-CONDUCTIVE STOP MEMBERS
Patent Owner –  COVIDIEN AG
Petitioner – ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.
Tech Center – 3700

Trial Number – IPR2016-00952
Filing Date – 4/25/2016
Patent # – 9,121,412
Title – EFFICIENT, LOW PRESSURE RATIO PROPULSOR FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINES
Patent Owner –  UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
Petitioner – General Electric Company
Tech Center – 3700

New CBM Review Petitions

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

Newly-Posted Reexam Requests

Control # – 90/013,737
Date – 4/25/2016
Patent # – 6,667,286
Inventor –  DETTINGER, Johannes et al.
Assignee –  BUCK-CHEMIE GMBH
Title – ADHESIVE SANITARY AGENT
Co-pending Litigation – No co-pending litigation provided.