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PTO Litigation Report – March 7, 2018

March 7th, 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 Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2018-00695
Filing Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 9,289,135
Title – PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING METHODS AND APPARATUS
Patent Owner –  VALENCELL, INC.
Petitioner – APPLE INC.
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-00720
Trial Number – IPR2018-00721
Filing Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 7,199,052
Title – SEED LAYERS FOR METALLIC INTERCONNECTS
Patent Owner –  COHEN, URI, DR.
Petitioner – TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-00722
Filing Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 7,282,445
Title – MULTIPLE SEED LAYERS FOR INTERCONNECTS
Patent Owner –  COHEN, URI, DR.
Petitioner – TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-00723
Trial Number – IPR2018-00724
Filing Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 6,518,668
Title – MULTIPLE SEED LAYERS FOR METALLIC INTERCONNECTS
Patent Owner –  COHEN, URI, DR.
Petitioner – TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-00730
Filing Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 6,518,668
Title – MULTIPLE SEED LAYERS FOR METALLIC INTERCONNECTS
Patent Owner –  COHEN, URI, DR.
Petitioner – APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-00731
Filing Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 7,199,052
Title – SEED LAYERS FOR METALLIC INTERCONNECTS
Patent Owner –  COHEN, URI, DR.
Petitioner – APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-00732
Filing Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 7,282,445
Title – MULTIPLE SEED LAYERS FOR INTERCONNECTS
Patent Owner –  COHEN, URI, DR.
Petitioner – APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-00733
Filing Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 9,440,785
Title – METHOD OF DELIVERING, STORING, UNLOADING, AND USING PROPPANT AT A WELL SITE
Patent Owner –  OREN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
Petitioner – PROPPANT EXPRESS INVESTMENTS, LLC; PROPPANT EXPRESS SOLUTIONS, LLC
Tech Center – 3600

Trial Number – IPR2018-00734
Filing Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 6,523,061
Title – SYSTEM, METHOD, AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE FOR AGENT-BASED NAVIGATION IN A SPEECH-BASED DATA NAVIGATION SYSTEM
Patent Owner –  IPA TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Petitioner – MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Tech Center – 2100

Trial Number – IPR2018-00740
Filing Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 9,622,030
Title – METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SYNCHRONIZED ULTRASONIC REAL TIME LOCATION
Patent Owner –  CENTRAK, INC.
Petitioner – Sonitor Technologies, Inc.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2018-00745
Trial Number – IPR2018-00746
Filing Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 9,054,860
Title – DIGITAL VERIFIED IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD
Patent Owner –  DIGITAL VERIFICATION SYSTEMS, LLC
Petitioner – ASKELADDEN L.L.C.
Tech Center – 2400

Trial Number – IPR2018-00747
Filing Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 7,535,890
Title – SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSTANT VOIP MESSAGING
Patent Owner –  UNILOC LUXEMBOURG S.A.
Petitioner – FACEBOOK, INC.; WHATSAPP, INC.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2018-00748
Filing Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 8,199,747
Title – SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSTANT VOIP MESSAGING
Patent Owner –  UNILOC LUXEMBOURG S.A.
Petitioner – FACEBOOK, INC.; WHATSAPP, INC.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2018-00750
Filing Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 6,546,397
Title – BROWSER BASED WEB SITE GENERATION TOOL AND RUN TIME ENGINE
Patent Owner –  EXPRESS MOBILE, INC.
Petitioner – BIGCOMMERCE, INC.
Tech Center – 2100

New CBM Review Petitions

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

Newly-Posted Reexam Requests

Control # – 90/014,102
Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 5,953,911
Inventor –  GUTH, Eugene D. et al.
Assignee –  EMERACHEM HOLDINGS, LLC
Title – REGENERATION OF CATALYST/ABSORBER
Co-pending Litigation – EmeraChem Holdings, LLC v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. et al., TNED-3-14-cv-00132

Control # – 90/014,103
Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 6,178,380
Inventor –  MILLINGTON, Jeffrey Alan
Assignee –  BEACON NAVIGATION GMBH
Title – STREET IDENTIFICATION FOR A MAP ZOOM OF A NAVIGATION SYSTEM
Co-pending Litigation – 15 active litigations in E.D. Mich.

Control # – 90/014,104
Date – 3/6/2018
Patent # – 9,335,036
Inventor –  MYERS, Richard J. 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