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PTO Litigation Report – April 11, 2017

April 11th, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before PTAB of requests for inter partes review (IPR), covered business methods review (CBM), and post grant review (PGR).  Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO.  This listing is current as of 9 AM on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2017-01144; IPR2017-01145; IPR2017-01146; IPR2017-01147; IPR2017-01148; IPR2017-01149; IPR2017-01150; IPR2017-01151
Filing Date – 4/10/2017
Patent # – 6,418,556
Title – ELECTRONIC TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SCHEDULE SYSTEM AND METHOD
Patent Owner –  ROVI GUIDES, INC.
Petitioner – COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
Tech Center – 2600

New CBM Review Petitions

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

New PGR Petitions

Trial Number – PGR2017-00019
Filing Date – 4/10/2017
Patent # – D764,031
Title – AIRCRAFT INTERIOR LAVATORY
Patent Owner –  B/E AEROSPACE, INC.
Petitioner – C&D ZODIAC, INC.
Tech Center – 2900

Newly-Posted Reexam Requests

Control # – 90/013,934
Date – 4/10/2017
Patent # – 7,003,357
Inventor –  KREIKEMEIER, Bruce et al.
Assignee –  VALMONT INDUSTRIES, INC.
Title – METHOD AND MEANS FOR READING THE STATUS OF AND CONTROLLING IRRIGATION COMPONENTS
Co-pending Litigation – Valmont Industries Inc. v. Lindsay Corporation, DED-1-15-cv-00042