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PTO Litigation Report – March 5, 2018

March 5th, 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 9 AM on Monday, March 5, 2018.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2018-00626
Filing Date – 3/2/2018
Patent # – 8,375,957
Title – ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE
Patent Owner –  FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
Petitioner – R.J. REYNOLDS VAPOR COMPANY
Tech Center – 1700

Trial Number – IPR2018-00629
Trial Number – IPR2018-00630
Filing Date – 3/2/2018
Patent # – 9,364,027
Title – ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE
Patent Owner –  FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
Petitioner – R.J. REYNOLDS VAPOR COMPANY
Tech Center – 1700

Trial Number – IPR2018-00631
Filing Date – 3/2/2018
Patent # – 9,339,062
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

Control # – 90/014,100
Date – 3/2/2018
Patent # – 8,544,568
Inventor –  MAURSTAD, Cary Andrew et al.
Assignee –  VAREL INTERNATIONAL, IND., L.P.
Title – SHOULDER DURABILITY ENHANCEMENT FOR A PDC DRILL BIT USING SECONDARY AND TERTIARY CUTTING ELEMENTS
Co-pending Litigation – No co-pending litigation provided.