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PTO Litigation Report – March 31, 2017

March 31st, 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 10 AM on Friday, March 31, 2017.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2017-01170
Filing Date – 3/30/2017
Patent # – 9,340,830
Title – OPTIMIZATION OF MULTIGENE ANALYSIS OF TUMOR SAMPLES
Patent Owner –  FOUNDATION MEDICINE, INC.
Petitioner – GUARDANT HEALTH, INC.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01178
Filing Date – 3/30/2017
Patent # – 9,225,555
Title – WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR COUPLING A BASE STATION AND MOBILE STATIONS
Patent Owner –  GENERAL ACCESS SOLUTIONS, LTD., f/k/a ACCESS SOLUTIONS, LTD.
Petitioner – UNIFIED PATENTS INC.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01189
Filing Date – 3/30/2017
Patent # – 6,959,293
Title – METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC VISUAL PERCEPTION
Patent Owner –  IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Petitioner – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Tech Center – 2100

Trial Number – IPR2017-01191
Filing Date – 3/30/2017
Patent # – 9,351,045
Title – SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT SERVICE AND AN ON-DEMAND ENTERTAINMENT SERVICE
Patent Owner –  MUSIC CHOICE
Petitioner – Stingray Digital Group Inc.
Tech Center – 2400

Trial Number – IPR2017-01195
Filing Date – 3/30/2017
Patent # – 7,415,530
Title – SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ACCELERATED DATA STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL
Patent Owner –  REALTIME DATA LLC
Petitioner – NETAPP INC.
Tech Center – 2100

Trial Number – IPR2017-01196
Filing Date – 3/30/2017
Patent # – 9,116,908
Title – SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ACCELERATED DATA STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL
Patent Owner –  REALTIME DATA LLC
Petitioner – NETAPP INC.
Tech Center – 2400

Trial Number – IPR2017-01199
Filing Date – 3/30/2017
Patent # – 7,058,524
Title – ELECTRICAL POWER METERING SYSTEM
Patent Owner –  SMART METER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Petitioner – ITRON, INC.
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2017-01200
Filing Date – 3/30/2017
Patent # – 8,718,185
Title – ESTIMATING FREQUENCY-OFFSETS AND MULTI-ANTENNA CHANNELS IN MIMO OFDM SYSTEMS
Patent Owner –  REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Petitioner – ERICSSON INC.; TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01211
Filing Date – 3/30/2017
Patent # – 9,399,060
Title – MULTIVALENT PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE-PROTEIN CONJUGATE COMPOSITION
Patent Owner –  WYETH LLC
Petitioner – MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01212
Filing Date – 3/30/2017
Patent # – 8,989,445
Title – IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD
Patent Owner –  IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Petitioner – SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.; SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01213
Filing Date – 3/30/2017
Patent # – 8,588,317
Title – ESTIMATING FREQUENCY-OFFSETS AND MULTI-ANTENNA CHANNELS IN MIMO OFDM SYSTEMS
Patent Owner –  REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Petitioner – ERICSSON INC.; TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01214
Filing Date – 3/30/2017
Patent # – RE45,230
Title – WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM HAVING LINEAR ENCODER
Patent Owner –  REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Petitioner – ERICSSON INC.; TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01214
Filing Date – 3/30/2017
Patent # – 9,399,060
Title – MULTIVALENT PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE-PROTEIN CONJUGATE COMPOSITION
Patent Owner –  WYETH LLC
Petitioner – MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01219
Filing Date – 3/30/2017
Patent # – RE45,230
Title – WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM HAVING LINEAR ENCODER
Patent Owner –  REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Petitioner – ERICSSON INC.; TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON
Tech Center – 2600

New CBM Review Petitions

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

Newly-Posted Reexam Requests

Control # – 90/013,928
Date – 3/30/2017
Patent # – 8,070,487
Inventor –  CHISHTI, Muhammad et al.
Assignee –  ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Title – SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING TEETH
Co-pending Litigation – No co-pending litigation provided.

Control # – 90/013,929
Date – 3/30/2017
Patent # – 8,070,487
Inventor –  CHISHTI, Muhammad et al.
Assignee –  ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Title – SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING TEETH
Co-pending Litigation – No co-pending litigation provided.