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PTO Litigation Report – March 14, 2018

March 14th, 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).  Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO.  This listing is current as of 11 AM on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2018-00772
Filing Date – 3/13/2018
Patent # – 9,167,235
Title – FASTER STATE TRANSITIONING FOR CONTINUOUS ADJUSTABLE 3DEEPS FILTER SPECTACLES USING MULTI-LAYERED VARIABLE TINT MATERIALS
Patent Owner –  VISUAL EFFECT INNOVATIONS, LLC
Petitioner – SONY CORPORATION
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-00773
Filing Date – 3/13/2018
Patent # – 8,864,304
Title – CONTINUOUS ADJUSTABLE 3DEEPS FILTER SPECTACLES FOR OPTIMIZED 3DEEPS STEREOSCOPIC VIEWING AND ITS CONTROL METHOD AND MEANS
Patent Owner –  VISUAL EFFECT INNOVATIONS, LLC
Petitioner – SONY CORPORATION
Tech Center – 2800

New CBM Review Petitions

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

New PGR Petitions

Trial Number – PGR2018-00048
Filing Date – 3/13/2018
Patent # – 9,693,961
Title – PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATION CONTAINING GELLING AGENT
Patent Owner –  PURDUE PHARMACEUTICALS L.P.
Petitioner – COLLEGIUM PHARMACEUTICAL, INC.
Tech Center – 1600

Newly-Posted Reexam Requests

Control # – 90/014,110
Date – 3/13/2018
Patent # – 9,588,089
Inventor –  RIBOULET, Jean-Michel et al.
Assignee –  CEVAQOE INVEST
Title – METHOD FOR ANALYZING A CORK STOPPER FOR THE PRESENCE OF 2,4,6-TRICHLOROANISOLE AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING THE SAME
Co-pending Litigation – No co-pending litigation provided.

Control # – 90/014,111
Control # – 90/014,112
Date – 3/13/2018
Patent # – D657,093
Inventor –  SNYDER, Zach
Assignee –  COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Title – HEAT REFLECTIVE MATERIAL
Co-pending Litigation – Columbia Sportswear North America, Inc. et al v. Ventex Co., Ltd. et al., ORD-3-17-cv-00623; Columbia Sportswear North America, Inc. v. Seirus Innovative Accessories, CASD-3-17-cv-01781