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PTO Litigation Report – February 24, 2017

February 24th, 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 8:30 AM on Friday, February 24, 2017.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2017-00966
Filing Date – 2/23/2017
Patent # – 9,166,243
Title – FLOW BATTERY WITH INTERDIGITATED FLOW FIELD
Patent Owner –  UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
Petitioner – Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
Tech Center – 1700

Trial Number – IPR2017-00970
Filing Date – 2/23/2017
Patent # – 7,478,191
Title – METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHING USB PERIPHERALS BETWEEN USB HOSTS
Patent Owner –  MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
Petitioner – Delphi Technologies, Inc.
Tech Center – 2100

New CBM Review Petitions

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

Newly-Posted Reexam Requests

Control # – 90/013,913
Date – 2/23/2017
Patent # – 9,109,418
Inventor –  NORRIS, Dennis
Assignee –  AIR LIQUIDE LARGE INDUSTRIES U.S. LP
Title – METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING THE INTEGRITY OF A PIPELINE
Co-pending Litigation – No co-pending litigation provided.