On September 29, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company filed CBM2012-00010 and CBM2012-00011 against Progressive Casualty Insurance Company on U.S. Patent Nos. 7124088 and 7124088.
On September 28, 2012 Ariosa Diagnostics’s IPR2012-00022 filed September 17, 2012, was finally accorded a filing date. Bbecause of discrepancies between the Exhibit List and the exhibits as filed, and because the petitioner’s applicable addresses (e-mail, postal and hand-delivery) and phone numbers were not included in the Petition, nor were the lead and back-up counsel clearly designated in the Petition, in accordance with 37 C.F.R. §42.8(b)(4) and §42.8(b)(3), the Ariosa was given one month to make corrections.
PRACTICE TIP: Make sure that you use the PTAB’s Exhibit Number Scheme, and remember that Mandatory Notices are in fact mandatory.
On September 26, 2012, Nissan North America, Inc., filed IPR2012-00035 IPR2012-00037 against Jackson walker LLP on U.S. Patent Nos. 5411797 and 5478650 Synopsys, Inc., also filed IPR2012-00041 and IPR2012-00042 agaomst Mentor Graphics Corporation on U.S. Patent Nos. 6947882 and 6240376.
On September 24, 2012, SONY CORPORATION filed PR2012-00033 against Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC on U.S. Patent No. 6054337.
On September 21, 2012, CRS Advanced Technology, Inc .filed CBM2012-00005 against Frontline Technologies, Inc.on U.S. Patent No. 6675151.
On September 19, 2012, INTERTHINX, INC., filed CBM2012-00007 against Oblon Spivak on U.S. Patent No. 5361201.
On September 18, 2012, Microsoft Corporation filed a petition for Inter Partes Review against U.S. Patent No. 6757717. [IPR2012-00026]. Idle Free Systems filed a petition for Inter Partes Review against U.S. Patent No. 7591303 against [IPR2012-00027].
On September 17, 2012, Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC, filed IPR2012-00018 and IPR2012-00019 against Haynes and Boone, LLP on U.S. Patent Nos. 7,566,960 and 8,062,968, and IPR2012-00020 and IPR2012-00022 against Xilinx, Inc. on U.S. Patent No. 8058897 and 7994609. Ariosa Diagnostics filed IPR 2012-00022 against Isis Innovation Limited on U.S. Patent No. 6,258,540.
On September 16, 2012, the first four CBM filings were made. SAP America, Inc., filed CBM2012-00001 against Versata Software, Inc on U.S. Patent No. 6553350. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company filed CBM2012-00002, CBM2012-00003, CBM2012-00004 against James Wamsley on U.S. Patent Nos. 6064970, 8140358 and 6064970.
On September 16, 2012, Garmin International filed the first IPR, IPR2012-00001, against Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC on U.S. Patent No. 6,778074. Macauto U.S.A. filed IPR2012-00004 against Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. on U.S. Patent No. 6,422,291. Nichia Corporation filed IRP2012-0005 against Emcore Corporation on U.S. Patent No. 6,653,215. Illunina, Inc, filed IPR2012-00006 and IPR2012-00007 against the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York on U.S. Patent Nos. 7,713,698 and 7,790.869.