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PTO Litigation Report – June 21, 2018

June 21st, 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 10 AM on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2018-00904
Filing Date – 6/20/2018
Patent # – 8,339,493
Title – ELECTRIC CAMERA
Patent Owner –  MAXELL, LTD.
Petitioner – OLYMPUS CORPORATION; OLYMPUS CORPORATION OF THE AMERICAS; OLYMPUS AMERICA INC.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2018-01277
Trial Number – IPR2018-01278
Filing Date – 6/20/2018
Patent # – 8,497,928
Title – TECHNIQUES TO AUTOMATICALLY FOCUS A DIGITAL CAMERA
Patent Owner –  QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Petitioner – Apple Inc.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2018-01289
Filing Date – 6/20/2018
Patent # – 9,681,466
Title – SCHEDULING TRANSMISSIONS ON CHANNELS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK
Patent Owner –  INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC
Petitioner – ERICSSON INC.; TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON
Tech Center – 2400

Trial Number – IPR2018-01290
Filing Date – 6/20/2018
Patent # – 8,643,331
Title – ENHANCED VOLTAGE-BASED FUEL GAUGES AND METHODS
Patent Owner –  MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, INC.
Petitioner – SILICON MITUS, INC.; SILICON MITUS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-01291
Filing Date – 6/20/2018
Patent # – 6,308,158
Title – DISTRIBUTED SPEECH RECOGNITION SYSTEM WITH MULTI-USER INPUT STATIONS
Patent Owner –  NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Petitioner – MMODAL LLC
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2018-01292
Filing Date – 6/20/2018
Patent # – 8,203,305
Title – ENHANCED VOLTAGE-BASED FUEL GAUGES AND METHODS
Patent Owner –  MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, INC.
Petitioner – SILICON MITUS, INC.; SILICON MITUS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Tech Center – 2800

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 # – 90/014,154
Date – 6/19/2018
Patent # – 6,193,631
Inventor –  HICKMAN, Paul L.
Assignee –  ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC.
Title – FORCE SCRIPT IMPLEMENTATION OVER A WIDE AREA NETWORK
Co-pending Litigation – ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. v. Johnson Health Tech North America, Inc., 1-10-cv-00209 (UTD Northern)