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PTO Litigation Report – October 1, 2018

October 1st, 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 Monday, October 1, 2018.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2018-01797
Filing Date – 9/27/2018
Patent # – 8,492,669
Title – KEY DEVICE
Patent Owner – LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED
Petitioner – DARFON ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-01798
Filing Date – 9/27/2018
Patent # – 7,860,274
Title – DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING USING FACE DETECTION INFORMATION
Patent Owner – FOTONATION LIMITED
Petitioner – SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2018-01799
Filing Date – 9/27/2018
Patent # – 7,574,016
Title – DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING USING FACE DETECTION INFORMATION
Patent Owner – FOTONATION LIMITED
Petitioner – SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2018-01800
Trial Number – IPR2018-01801
Filing Date – 9/27/2018
Patent # – 8,908,932
Title – DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING USING FACE DETECTION AND SKIN TONE INFORMATION
Patent Owner – FOTONATION LIMITED
Petitioner – SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2018-01802
Filing Date – 9/27/2018
Patent # – 8,331,715
Title – DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING USING FACE DETECTION INFORMATION
Patent Owner – FOTONATION LIMITED
Petitioner – SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2018-01710
Filing Date – 9/28/2018
Patent # – 8,586,045
Title – METHODS OF USING ANTI-CGRP ANTAGONIST ANTIBODIES
Patent Owner – TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Petitioner – ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2018-01766
Filing Date – 9/28/2018
Patent # – 9,428,450
Title – PROCESS FOR PRODUCING TAURINE FROM ALKALI TAURINATES
Patent Owner – VITAWORKS IP, LLC
Petitioner – HUBEI GRAND LIFE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2018-01767
Filing Date – 9/28/2018
Patent # – 9,428,451
Title – CYCLIC PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF TAURINE FROM ALKALI ISENTHIONATE
Patent Owner – VITAWORKS IP, LLC
Petitioner – HUBEI GRAND LIFE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2018-01768
Filing Date – 9/28/2018
Patent # – 9,573,890
Title – PROCESS FOR PRODUCING TAURINE
Patent Owner – VITAWORKS IP, LLC
Petitioner – HUBEI GRAND LIFE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2018-01793
Filing Date – 9/28/2018
Patent # – 6,741,052
Title – POST-AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINED USER-MODIFIABLE ACTIVITY PERFORMANCE LIMIT APPARATUS AND METHOD
Patent Owner – CHAMBERLAIN GROUP, INC., THE
Petitioner – NORTEK SECURITY & CONTROL LLC; GTO ACCESS SYSTEMS, LLC; NORTEK, INC.
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-01810
Trial Number – IPR2018-01812
Filing Date – 9/28/2018
Patent # – 8,773,871
Title – METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENSING MULTIPLE VOLTAGE VALUES FROM A SINGLE TERMINAL OF A POWER CONVERTER CONTROLLER
Patent Owner – POWER INTEGRATIONS, INC.
Petitioner – SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC d/b/a ON SEMICONDUCTOR
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-01811
Trial Number – IPR2018-01813
Filing Date – 9/28/2018
Patent # – 6,456,475
Title – OFF-LINE CONVERTER WITH DIGITAL CONTROL
Patent Owner – POWER INTEGRATIONS, INC.
Petitioner – SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC d/b/a ON SEMICONDUCTOR
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-01814
Trial Number – IPR2018-01815
Filing Date – 9/28/2018
Patent # – 6,337,788
Title – FAULT CONDITION PROTECTION
Patent Owner – POWER INTEGRATIONS, INC.
Petitioner – SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC d/b/a ON SEMICONDUCTOR
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-01816
Trial Number – IPR2018-01818
Filing Date – 9/28/2018
Patent # – 8,077,483
Title – METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENSING MULTIPLE VOLTAGE VALUES FROM A SINGLE TERMINAL OF A POWER CONVERTER CONTROLLER
Patent Owner – POWER INTEGRATIONS, INC.
Petitioner – SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC d/b/a ON SEMICONDUCTOR
Tech Center – 2800

Trial Number – IPR2018-01819
Filing Date – 9/28/2018
Patent # – 7,633,385
Title – METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING WITH AND CONTROLLING AN ALARM SYSTEM FROM A REMOTE SERVER
Patent Owner – ICN ACQUISITION, LLC
Petitioner – IpDataTel, LLC; Alula Holdings, LLC; Resolution Products, LLC
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2018-01820
Filing Date – 9/28/2018
Patent # – 7,956,736
Title – METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING WITH AND CONTROLLING AN ALARM SYSTEM FROM A REMOTE SERVER
Patent Owner – ICN ACQUISITION, LLC
Petitioner – IpDataTel, LLC; Alula Holdings, LLC; Resolution Products, LLC
Tech Center – 2600

Trial Number – IPR2018-01822
Filing Date – 9/28/2018
Patent # – 9,141,276
Title – INTEGRATED INTERFACE FOR MOBILE DEVICE
Patent Owner – ICN ACQUISITION, LLC
Petitioner – IpDataTel, LLC; Alula Holdings, LLC; Resolution Products, LLC
Tech Center – 2400

Trial Number – IPR2018-01823
Filing Date – 9/28/2018
Patent # – 8,478,871
Title – GATEWAY REGISTRY METHODS AND SYSTEMS
Patent Owner – ICN ACQUISITION, LLC
Petitioner – IpDataTel, LLC; Alula Holdings, LLC; Resolution Products, LLC
Tech Center – 2400

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 # – 90/014,209
Date – 9/27/2018
Patent # – 8,763,920
Inventor –  WALSH, John
Assignee –  WALSH, John
Title – EXTERNAL THERMOSTAT FAN CONTROLLER
Co-pending Litigation – No co-pending litigation provided.

Control # – 90/014,211
Date – 9/28/2018
Patent # – 9,126,291
Inventor –  THRASHER, Zach
Assignee –  THRASHER, Zach
Title – METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPAIR OF VEHICLE DOOR HANDLES
Co-pending Litigation – CF Advance Corp. v. Thrasher, FLSD-1-18-cv-23517

Control # – 90/014,212
Date – 9/28/2018
Patent # – 9,744,627
Inventor –  THRASHER, Zach
Assignee –  THRASHER, Zach
Title – METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPAIR OF VEHICLE DOOR HANDLES
Co-pending Litigation – CF Advance Corp. v. Thrasher, FLSD-1-18-cv-23517