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PTO Litigation Report – February 22, 2017

February 22nd, 2017

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 12 PM on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2017-00927
Filing Date – 2/21/2017
Patent # – 8,218,481
Title – METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DATA IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
Patent Owner –  EVOLVED WIRELESS LLC
Petitioner – APPLE INC.; MICROSOFT CORPORATION; MICROSOFT MOBILE OY; MICROSOFT MOBILE INC. (f/k/a NOKIA INC.)
Tech Center – 2400

Trial Number – IPR2017-00930
Filing Date – 2/21/2017
Patent # – 8,170,884
Title – USE OF VOICE-TO-REMAINING AUDIO (VRA) IN CONSUMER APPLICATIONS
Patent Owner –  BENHOV GMBH, LLC
Petitioner – K/S HIMPP
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2017-00934
Filing Date – 2/21/2017
Patent # – 8,768,147
Title – SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERACTIVE PROGRAM GUIDES WITH PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDING FEATURES
Patent Owner –  ROVI GUIDES, INC.
Petitioner – COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
Tech Center – 2400

Trial Number – IPR2017-00958
Filing Date – 2/21/2017
Patent # – 7,023,034
Title – SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE WITH IMPROVED IMAGE SENSITIVITY
Patent Owner –  PANASONIC CORPORATION
Petitioner – Sony Corporation
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2017-00959
Filing Date – 2/21/2017
Patent # – 8,591,897
Title – ANTI-ERBB2 ANTIBODY ADJUVANT THERAPY
Patent Owner –  GENENTECH, INC.
Petitioner – Celltrion, Inc.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2017-00960
Filing Date – 2/21/2017
Patent # – 7,023,034
Title – SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE WITH IMPROVED IMAGE SENSITIVITY
Patent Owner –  PANASONIC CORPORATION
Petitioner – Sony Corporation
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2017-00961
Filing Date – 2/21/2017
Patent # – 8,940,437
Title – METHOD OF FABRICATING STRUCTURED PARTICLES COMPOSED OF SILICON OR A SILICON-BASED MATERIAL AND THEIR USE IN LITHIUM RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES
Patent Owner –  NEXEON LTD.
Petitioner – OneD Material LLC
Tech Center – 1700

Trial Number – IPR2017-00962
Filing Date – 2/21/2017
Patent # – 7,585,140
Title – VEHICLE AND CARGO TRANSPORT RATCHETING TIE DOWN APPARATUS AND SYSTEM
Patent Owner –  COTTRELL, INC.
Petitioner – BOYDSTUN EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING, LLC
Tech Center – 3600

New CBM Review Petitions

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

Newly-Posted Reexam Requests

Control # – 90/013,910
Date – 2/21/2017
Patent # – 6,505,240
Inventor –  BLUMENAU, Trevor I.
Assignee –  TREVOR BLUMENAU, LLC
Title – AMELIORATING BANDWIDTH REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS PROVISION OF MULTIPLE SETS OF CONTENT OVER A NETWORK
Co-pending Litigation – No co-pending litigation provided.