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PTO Litigation Report – April 3, 2017

April 3rd, 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 10 AM on Monday, April 3, 2017.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2017-01192
Filing Date – 3/31/2017
Patent # – 8,769,602
Title – SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN INTERACTIVE, VISUAL COMPLEMENT TO AN AUDIO PROGRAM
Patent Owner –  MUSIC CHOICE
Petitioner – Stingray Digital Group Inc.
Tech Center – 2400

Trial Number – IPR2017-01198
Filing Date – 3/31/2017
Patent # – 8,538,498
Title – TECHNIQUE FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS WITH, AND PROVISION OF GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) BASED ADVERTISING INFORMATION TO, AUTOMOBILES
Patent Owner –  SILVER STATE INTELLECTUAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Petitioner – UNIFIED PATENTS INC.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01217
Filing Date – 3/31/2017
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 – IPR2017-01218
Filing Date – 3/31/2017
Patent # – 8,983,134
Title – IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD
Patent Owner –  IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Petitioner – SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.; SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01220
Filing Date – 3/31/2017
Patent # – 8,709,494
Title – PLACENTAL TISSUE GRAFTS
Patent Owner –  MIMEDX GROUP, INC.
Petitioner – VIVEX BIOMEDICAL, INC.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01223
Filing Date – 3/31/2017
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 – IPR2017-01227
Filing Date – 3/31/2017
Patent # – 7,682,612
Title – TREATMENT OF HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES ASSOCIATED WITH CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS USING CHIMERIC ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODY
Patent Owner –  BIOGEN INC.; GENENTECH, INC.
Petitioner – CELLTRION, INC.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01228
Filing Date – 3/31/2017
Patent # – 8,805,001
Title – IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD
Patent Owner –  IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Petitioner – SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.; SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01229
Filing Date – 3/31/2017
Patent # – 8,206,711
Title – TREATMENT OF CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA USING ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODIES
Patent Owner –  BIOGEN INC.; GENENTECH, INC.
Petitioner – CELLTRION, INC.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01230
Filing Date – 3/31/2017
Patent # – 7,682,612
Title – TREATMENT OF HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES ASSOCIATED WITH CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS USING CHIMERIC ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODY
Patent Owner –  BIOGEN INC.; GENENTECH, INC.
Petitioner – CELLTRION, INC.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01231
Filing Date – 3/31/2017
Patent # – 7,650,015
Title – IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD
Patent Owner –  IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Petitioner – SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.; SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC.
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 – PGR2017-00018
Filing Date – 4/2/2017
Patent # – 9,380,739
Title – METHODS AND USES FOR IMPROVED SOWING OF SEEDS
Patent Owner –  EXOSECT LIMITED
Petitioner – BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP
Tech Center – 1700

Newly-Posted Reexam Requests

Control # – 90/013,930
Date – 3/31/2017
Patent # – 5,804,375
Inventor –  GELFAND, David H. et al.
Assignee –  ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
Title – REACTION MIXTURES FOR DETECTION OF TARGET NUCLEIC ACIDS
Co-pending Litigation – Cepheid v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., et. al., CAND-3-12-cv-04411