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PTO Litigation Report – March 12, 2018

March 12th, 2018

Listed below are all new filings before PTAB of petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM).  Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO.  This listing is current as of 10 AM on Monday, March 12, 2018.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2018-00737
Filing Date – 3/9/2018
Patent # – 7,942,471
Title – AERODYNAMIC SKIRT SHAPE
Patent Owner –  TRANSTEX COMPOSITE INC.
Petitioner – WABCO Holdings Inc.; Laydon Composites Ltd.
Tech Center – 3600

Trial Number – IPR2018-00754
Filing Date – 3/9/2018
Patent # – 7,001,276
Title – GAMING MACHINE AND SERVER THEREFOR
Patent Owner –  FIGUREFUN LLC
Petitioner – LEGO SYSTEMS, INC.; WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Tech Center – 3700

Trial Number – IPR2018-00755
Filing Date – 3/9/2018
Patent # – 7,338,377
Title – TOKEN WITH BUILT-IN IC CHIP
Patent Owner –  FIGUREFUN LLC
Petitioner – LEGO SYSTEMS, INC.; WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Tech Center – 3700

Trial Number – IPR2018-00766
Filing Date – 3/9/2018
Patent # – 7,391,791
Title – METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZATION OF CONTENT RENDERING
Patent Owner –  IMPLICIT, LLC
Petitioner – SONOS, INC.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2018-00767
Filing Date – 3/9/2018
Patent # – 8,942,252
Title – METHOD AND SYSTEM SYNCHRONIZATION OF CONTENT RENDERING
Patent Owner –  IMPLICIT, LLC
Petitioner – SONOS, 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

Control # – 90/014,107
Date – 3/9/2018
Patent # – 9,523,487
Inventor –  MYERS, J. Richard et al.
Assignee –  UNITY OPTO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
Title – FLAT PANEL LIGHTING DEVICE AND DRIVING CIRCUITRY
Co-pending Litigation – Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd. v. Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC et al., WIWD-3-18-cv-00027