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PTO Litigation Report – April 4, 2017

April 4th, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM).  Since the last report, no new requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO have been posted.  This listing is current as of 11 AM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2017-01225
Filing Date – 4/3/2017
Patent # – 8,760,454
Title – GRAPHICS PROCESSING ARCHITECTURE EMPLOYING A UNIFIED SHADER
Patent Owner –  ATI TECHNOLOGIES ULC
Petitioner – LG ELECTRONICS, INC.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01226
Filing Date – 4/3/2017
Patent # – 9,582,846
Title – GRAPHICS PROCESSING ARCHITECTURE EMPLOYING A UNIFIED SHADER
Patent Owner –  ATI TECHNOLOGIES ULC
Petitioner – LG ELECTRONICS, INC.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01232
Filing Date – 4/3/2017
Patent # – 9,303,501
Title – METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WELLBORE FLUID TREATMENT
Patent Owner –  PACKERS PLUS ENERGY SERVICES INC.
Petitioner – WEATHERFORD INTERNATIONAL, LLC; WEATHERFORD/LAMB, INC.; WEATHERFORD US, LP; WEATHERFORD
ARTIFICIAL LIFT SYSTEMS, LLC
Tech Center – 3600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01235
Filing Date – 4/3/2017
Patent # – 8,850,507
Title – METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BROWSING USING ALTERNATIVE LINKBASES
Patent Owner –  CONVERGENT MEDIA SOLUTIONS LLC
Petitioner – AT&T SERVICES, INC.
Tech Center – 2400

Trial Number – IPR2017-01237
Filing Date – 4/3/2017
Patent # – 8,914,840
Title – METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BROWSING USING ALTERNATIVE LINKBASES
Patent Owner –  CONVERGENT MEDIA SOLUTIONS LLC
Petitioner – AT&T SERVICES, INC.
Tech Center – 2400

Trial Number – IPR2017-01118
Filing Date – 4/4/2017
Patent # – 8,490,628
Title – ELECTRONIC ATOMIZATION CIGARETTE
Patent Owner –  FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
Petitioner – R.J. REYNOLDS VAPOR COMPANY
Tech Center – 1700

Trial Number – IPR2017-01120
Filing Date – 4/4/2017
Patent # – 8,899,239
Title – ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE
Patent Owner –  FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
Petitioner – R.J. REYNOLDS VAPOR COMPANY
Tech Center – 1700

New CBM Review Petitions

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

Newly-Posted Reexam Requests

There have been no new reexam requests posted since the last report.