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PTO Litigation Report – March 6, 2017

March 6th, 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 Monday, March 6, 2017.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2017-00981
Filing Date – 3/3/2017
Patent # – 7,092,801
Title – TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A TRAIN OR TRAINS
Patent Owner –  SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
Petitioner – WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
Tech Center – 3600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01003
Filing Date – 3/3/2017
Patent # – 8,135,860
Title – CONTENT INTERPOLATING WEB PROXY SERVER
Patent Owner –  SOUND VIEW INNOVATIONS, LLC
Petitioner – Facebook, Inc.
Tech Center – 2400

Trial Number – IPR2017-01018
Filing Date – 3/3/2017
Patent # – 7,043,040
Title – HEARING AID APPARATUS
Patent Owner –  COCHLEAR BONE ANCHORED SOLUTIONS AB
Petitioner – OTICON MEDICAL AB; OTICON MEDICAL LLC; WILLIAM DEMANT HOLDING A/S
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01019
Filing Date – 3/3/2017
Patent # – 7,043,040
Title – HEARING AID APPARATUS
Patent Owner –  COCHLEAR BONE ANCHORED SOLUTIONS AB
Petitioner – OTICON MEDICAL AB; OTICON MEDICAL LLC; WILLIAM DEMANT HOLDING A/S
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01020
Filing Date – 3/3/2017
Patent # – 7,824,290
Title – ROTATIONAL POWER DISTRIBUTION AND CONTROL SYSTEM
Patent Owner –  ERNIE BROOKINS
Petitioner – CATERPILLAR INC.
Tech Center – 3600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01022
Filing Date – 3/3/2017
Patent # – RE45,542
Title – METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE POWER CONSUMPTION IN CONNECTION WITH AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE
Patent Owner –  MEMORY TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Petitioner – SanDisk LLC
Tech Center – 2100

Trial Number – IPR2017-01023
Filing Date – 3/3/2017
Patent # – 6,712,832
Title – LOW-PRESSURE MEDICAL BALLOONS AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME
Patent Owner –  TILAK M. SHAH
Petitioner – Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.
Tech Center – 3700

Trial Number – IPR2017-01024
Filing Date – 3/3/2017
Patent # – 6,509,841
Title – SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN REMOTE LOCATIONS
Patent Owner –  ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Petitioner – SILVER SPRING NETWORKS, INC.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01030
Filing Date – 3/3/2017
Patent # – 5,986,574
Title – SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN REMOTE LOCATIONS
Patent Owner –  ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Petitioner – SILVER SPRING NETWORKS, INC.
Tech Center – 2700

Trial Number – IPR2017-01031
Filing Date – 3/3/2017
Patent # – 5,986,574
Title – SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN REMOTE LOCATIONS
Patent Owner –  ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Petitioner – SILVER SPRING NETWORKS, INC.
Tech Center – 2700

New CBM Review Petitions

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

Newly-Posted Reexam Requests

Control # – 90/013,919
Date – 3/3/2017
Patent # – 9,310,024
Inventor –  PLUMMER, Darrill et al.
Assignee –  SCOTT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Title – METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FILLING A GAS CYLINDER
Co-pending Litigation – No co-pending litigation provided.

Control # – 90/013,920
Date – 3/3/2017
Patent # – D778,664
Inventor –  MIRCHANDANI, Keith et al.
Assignee –  TRISTAR PRODUCTS, INC.
Title – PAN
Co-pending Litigation – TRISTAR PRODUCTS INC. v. TELEBRANDS CORP. et al., NJD-1-17-cv-01206; TRISTAR PRODUCTS INC. v. E. MISHAN & SONS INC., NJD-1-17-cv-01204