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PTO Litigation Report – February 12, 2018

February 12th, 2018

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions for inter partes review (IPR), covered business methods review (CBM), and post grant review (PGR).  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 Monday, February 12, 2018.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2018-00586
Trial Number – IPR2018-00587
Filing Date – 2/9/2018
Patent # – 9,636,682
Title – SYSTEM FOR GENERATING DROPLETS – INSTRUMENTS AND CASSETTE
Patent Owner –  BIO-RAD LABORATORIES, INC.
Petitioner – 10X GENOMICS, INC.
Tech Center – 1700

Trial Number – IPR2018-00601
Filing Date – 2/9/2018
Patent # – 9,490,411
Title – LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, RESIN PACKAGE, RESIN-MOLDED BODY, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, RESIN PACKAGE AND RESIN-MOLDED BODY
Patent Owner –  NICHIA CORPORATION
Petitioner – LOWE’S COMPANIES, INC.; LOWE’S HOME CENTERS, LLC; L G SOURCING, INC.
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-00602
Filing Date – 2/9/2018
Patent # – 8,821,835
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 – IPR2018-00605
Trial Number – IPR2018-00606
Trial Number – IPR2018-00607
Filing Date – 2/9/2018
Patent # – 6,936,936
Title – MULTIFUNCTIONAL CHARGER SYSTEM AND METHOD
Patent Owner –  FUNDAMENTAL INNOVATION SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL LLC
Petitioner – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-00611
Filing Date – 2/9/2018
Patent # – 9,742,033
Title – NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTIC SOLUTION AND LITHIUM BATTERY
Patent Owner –  UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
Petitioner – SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.; SAMSUNG SDI AMERICA, INC.; SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.; SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC.
Tech Center – 1700

Trial Number – IPR2018-00616
Filing Date – 2/9/2018
Patent # – 8,316,446
Title – METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR BLOCKING UNWANTED SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS
Patent Owner –  SYMANTEC CORPORATION
Petitioner – ZSCALER, INC.
Tech Center – 2400

New CBM Review Petitions

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

New PGR Petitions

Trial Number – PGR2018-00033
Filing Date – 2/9/2018
Patent # – 9,644,170
Title – BIOEFFECTIVE KRILL OIL COMPOSITIONS
Patent Owner –  AKER BIOMARINE ANTARCTIC AS
Petitioner – RIMFROST AS
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – PGR2018-00034
Filing Date – 2/9/2018
Patent # – 9,644,368
Title – FIRE AND WATER RESISTANT EXPANSION JOINT SYSTEM
Patent Owner –  EMSEAL JOINT SYSTEMS LTD.
Petitioner – SCHUL INTERNATIONAL COMPANY, LLC
Tech Center – 3600

Trial Number – PGR2018-00035
Filing Date – 2/9/2018
Patent # – 9,642,750
Title – APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY
Patent Owner –  SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
Petitioner – MÖLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB
Tech Center – 3700

Newly-Posted Reexam Requests

Control # – 90/014,086
Control # – 90/014,087
Date – 2/9/2018
Patent # – 8,756,348
Inventor –  BEEL, Koen Simon Herman et al.
Assignee –  BARCO N.V.
Title – ELECTRONIC TOOL AND METHODS FOR MEETINGS
Co-pending Litigation – No co-pending litigation provided.

Control # – 90/014,088
Date – 2/9/2018
Patent # – 9,083,769
Inventor –  NIR, Yoav et al.
Assignee –  BARCO N.V.
Title – ELECTRONIC TOOL AND METHODS FOR MEETINGS
Co-pending Litigation – No co-pending litigation provided.