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PTO Litigation Report – January 2, 2018

January 2nd, 2018

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 10 AM on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2018-00325
Filing Date – 12/29/2017
Patent # – 7,458,825
Title – DOUBLE-SIDED USB-COMPATIBLE PLUG CONNECTOR ADAPTED FOR INSERTION IN EITHER ORIENTATION INTO A USB-COMPATIBLE RECEPTACLE
Patent Owner –  WALLETEX MICROELECTRONICS LTD.
Petitioner – G.B.T. Inc.
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-00398
Filing Date – 12/29/2017
Patent # – 9,662,184
Title – VIBRATING DENTAL DEVICES
Patent Owner –  ORTHOACCEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC
Petitioner – Propel Orthodontics, LLC
Tech Center – 3700

Trial Number – IPR2018-00402
Filing Date – 12/29/2017
Patent # – 9,636,401
Title – FLEXIBLE AND/OR ELASTIC BRACHYTHERAPY SEED OR STRAND
Patent Owner –  MICROSPHERIX LLC
Petitioner – MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP.; MERCK SHARP & DOHME B.V.; ORGANON USA, INC.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2018-00405
Filing Date – 12/29/2017
Patent # – 9,562,263
Title – NICKING AND EXTENSION AMPLIFICATION REACTION FOR THE EXPONENTIAL AMPLIFICATION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS
Patent Owner –  IONIAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Petitioner – EnviroLogix Inc.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2018-00406
Filing Date – 12/29/2017
Patent # – 9,562,264
Title – NICKING AND EXTENSION AMPLIFICATION REACTION FOR THE EXPONENTIAL AMPLIFICATION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS
Patent Owner –  IONIAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Petitioner – EnviroLogix Inc.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2018-00408
Filing Date – 12/29/2017
Patent # – 9,338,111
Title – ELECTRONIC MESSAGE RECIPIENT HANDLING SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH MEDIA COMPONENT AND HEADER INFORMATION SEPARATION
Patent Owner –  VAPORSTREAM INC.
Petitioner – SNAP INC.
Tech Center – 2400

Trial Number – IPR2018-00410
Filing Date – 12/29/2017
Patent # – 6,895,449
Title – FLEXIBLE INTERFACE FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A HOST AND AN ANALOG I/O DEVICE CONNECTED TO THE INTERFACE REGARDLESS THE TYPE OF THE I/O DEVICE
Patent Owner –  PAPST LICENSING GMBH & CO. KG
Petitioner – CANON INC.; CANON U.S.A., INC.; CANON FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.; NIKON CORPORATION; NIKON INC.;
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.; SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC.; SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
Tech Center – 2100

Trial Number – IPR2018-00415
Filing Date – 12/30/2017
Patent # – 7,357,034
Title – DYNAMIC TRANSIENT PRESSURE DETECTION SYSTEM
Patent Owner –  BLACOH FLUID CONTROLS, INC.
Petitioner – SYRINIX, INC.
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-00416
Filing Date – 12/31/2017
Patent # – 9,413,711
Title – ELECTRONIC MESSAGE HANDLING SYSTEM AND METHOD BETWEEN SENDING AND RECIPIENT DEVICES WITH SEPARATION OF DISPLAY OF MEDIA COMPONENT AND HEADER INFORMATION
Patent Owner –  VAPORSTREAM INC.
Petitioner – SNAP INC.
Tech Center – 2400

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.