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PTO Litigation Report – April 16, 2018

April 16th, 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 12 pm on Monday, April 16, 2018.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2018-00915
Filing Date – 4/13/2018
Patent # – 9,610,481
Title – GOLF CLUB HEADS AND METHODS TO MANUFACTURE GOLF CLUB HEADS
Patent Owner –  PARSONS XTREME GOLF, LLC
Petitioner – TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC.
Tech Center – 3700

Trial Number – IPR2018-00918
Filing Date – 4/13/2018
Patent # – 7,008,227
Title – SELF-DRILLING IMPLANT
Patent Owner –  SPITZ TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
Petitioner – NOBEL BIOCARE USA, LLC.
Tech Center – 3700

Trial Number – IPR2018-00919
Filing Date – 4/13/2018
Patent # – 8,008,001
Title – PCV-2 VACCINE
Patent Owner –  INTERVET INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Petitioner – MERIAL, INC.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2018-00920
Filing Date – 4/14/2018
Patent # – 9,525,696
Title – SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING DATA FLOWS
Patent Owner –  SYMANTEC CORPORATION
Petitioner – ZSCALER, INC.
Tech Center – 2100

Trial Number – IPR2018-00897
Filing Date – 4/16/2018
Patent # – 6,809,490
Title – METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTI-MODE COVERAGE FOR AN AUTONOMOUS ROBOT
Patent Owner –  IROBOT CORPORATION
Petitioner – Shenzhen Silver Star Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-00898
Filing Date – 4/16/2018
Patent # – 8,600,553
Title – COVERAGE ROBOT MOBILITY
Patent Owner –  IROBOT CORPORATION
Petitioner – Shenzhen Silver Star Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.
Tech Center – 3600

New CBM Review Petitions

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

New PGR Petitions

There have been no new PGR petitions since the last report.

Newly-Posted Reexam Requests

Control # – 90/014,123
Date – 4/12/2018
Patent # – 7,951,346
Inventor –  GIRDLESTONE, Tom et al.
Assignee –  EMERACHEM HOLDINGS, LLC
Title – METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REDUCING PARTICULATE MATTER IN A GASEOUS STREAM
Co-pending Litigation – EmeraChem Holdings, LLC v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. et al., TNED-3-14-cv-00132

Control # – 90/014,124
Date – 4/13/2018
Patent # – 9,321,386
Inventor –  THOMAS, Brad et al.
Assignee –  VERMEER MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Title – LOW PROFILE COMPACT TOOL CARRIERS
Co-pending Litigation – Vermeer Corporation v. The Toro Company, IASD-4-17-cv-00076