Patent Filings Roundup: PTAB Filers Rush to Beat Fee Increase; IP Edge Files 48 Complaints; Petitions Denied Under Fintiv Despite No Trial Date

By Jonathan Stroud
October 8, 2020

patent filings - https://depositphotos.com/stock-photos/45517555-xl-2015.html?filter=all&qview=45517555Filings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) were almost triple last week’s, with parties racing to file before the more than $10,000 filing fee increase that went into effect October 2. The District Courts, for their part, were likewise inundated with more than 100 patent filings last week, due almost entirely—through an eye-popping 48 filings—to IP Edge filing via almost a dozen of their known subsidiaries (bringing their annual total to almost 500 suits filed this year, mainly in the Western District of Texas, none of which have yet or are likely to reach trial). WSOU also added Huawei to their growing list of defendants and sprawling assertion campaign.

IP Edge Floods the Zone: Even by the aggregator’s usual frequent-filer standards, this week stood out. IP Edge filed almost 50 complaints – 48 – through various subsidiaries like Realm Licensing, LLC, Kwality IP, LLC, Harmony Licensing, LLC, Mellaconic LLC, Sapphire Crossing, LLC, and others.  They weren’t picky, going after auto parts suppliers, small companies, major banks, networking companies, phone companies, oil companies.  Some of the campaigns are relatively new, many are years old – Sapphire Crossing being at least six years old in terms of licensing activity – so it’s unclear what’s prompted this unusual flurry of activity in 2020.

Fintiv Denials, sans Trial Dates: Goliath versus David, Intel Denied Without Trial Date: In a pair of the four Fintiv denials this week, U.S. Venture, Inc., the 65-year-old regional oil and auto parts manufacturer, was denied consideration of their IPR against relative Goliath Sunoco’s patent based on parallel district court proceedings. There, the Southern District of Texas court had pushed back the projected trial date from February by about four months, with no firm trial date set; the Board concluded the trial was likely to occur in May, though it has not yet been set and the Board acknowledged further COVID-related delays were possible; nonetheless, they concluded the trial date would come three or four months from the deadline for a final written decision before the Board.  Thus, the Board denied consideration of the merits of U.S. Venture’s petition. In Intel v. VLSI Technology LLC (a Fortress IP and Softbank entity), IPR2020-00582, the Board denied consideration of the merits despite the total lack of a scheduled trial date on the patent.  The panel hypothesized that, “[d]espite there not being a firm trial date in the Western District of Texas litigation, there is no indication that trial will occur after October 2021,” and assumed that a future trial date, once set, might conflict with the Board’s decision.  This brings the total number of IPRs denied consideration of the merits in that dispute with litigation funder Fortress IP to more than a dozen.

Kirsch Continues Industry-Wide Campaign, on Tape: Kirsch Research and Development has brought over 20 litigations now against various members of the U.S. and foreign roofing industry, including an ITC complaint and a PTAB challenge, over two patents related to slip-resistant roofing materials, or basically, the tape you put down on under professional, tradition sloped-roof home construction. There is a ton of competition in the crowded consumer-focused field, with the various accused products including synthetic underlayment, lots of brand-name roofing products (like the Rhino or FeltBuster brands), and with various complaints out there on the same. Kirsch has just added the latest defendant, and Owens Corning has filed a PTAB challenge on one of the two asserted patents, to date.

PTAB (97)

Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent
IPR2020-01713 Filed Masimo Corp Apple Inc. 10624564
IPR2020-01709 Filed Flash Control LLC Micron Technology, Inc. 9257184
IPR2020-01712 Filed Sable Networks Inc Palo Alto Networks, Inc. 8243593
IPR2021-00021 Filed Stc.unm Quest Diagnostics Incorporated 7314760
IPR2020-01722 Filed Masimo Corp Apple Inc. 10470695
IPR2020-01679 Filed Monarch Networking Solutions LLC Cisco Systems, Inc. 8451845
IPR2020-01739 Filed Voice Tech Corp Mycroft AI Inc. 9794348
IPR2020-01532 Filed Aker Biomarine Antarctic AS Rimfrost AS 9644169
IPR2020-01732 Filed Tessera Advanced Technologies Inc Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC doing business as ON Semiconductor 6317333
IPR2020-01730 Filed BASF Se SNF S.A. 9644320
IPR2020-01738 Filed Blephex LLC Myco Industries, Inc. 10449087
IPR2020-01678 Filed Monarch Networking Solutions LLC Cisco Systems, Inc. 8451844
IPR2020-01687 Filed P Tech LLC Intuitive Surgical, Inc. 10368953
IPR2021-00008 Filed Cirba Inc VMware, Inc. 10523492
IPR2021-00014 Filed Prolitec Inc ScentAir Technologies, LLC 9745976
IPR2020-01704 Filed Richman Tech Corp Unified Patents, LLC 9449484
IPR2020-01550 Filed Karetek Holdings LLC Unified Patents, LLC 7373515
IPR2020-01734 Filed Pulos Peter C Illinois Tool Works Inc. 6302169
IPR2021-00010 Filed Pillar Vision Corp
Pillar Vision Inc
RSPCT Basketball Technologies, Ltd. 7094164
IPR2021-00006 Filed Pillar Vision Inc RSPCT Basketball Technologies, Ltd. 7854669
IPR2021-00011 Filed Pillar Vision Inc RSPCT Basketball Technologies, Ltd. 10343015
PGR2020-00089 Filed Hyper Ice Inc Shenzhen Shufang Innovation Technology Co., Ltd. 10561574
IPR2021-00017 Filed Microsurgical Technology Inc New World Medical, Inc. 9820885
IPR2020-01665 Filed Fat Statz LLC Unified Patents, LLC 9757066
IPR2020-01735 Filed Xperi Corp Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC doing business as ON Semiconductor 6849946
IPR2020-01533 Filed Aker Biomarine Antarctic AS Rimfrost AS 9816046
IPR2020-01714 Filed Masimo Corp Apple Inc. 10631765
PGR2021-00001 Filed Advanced Accelerator Applications SA Evergreen Theragnostics, Inc. 10596278
IPR2020-01710 Filed Flash Control LLC Micron Technology, Inc. 9792219
IPR2020-01733 Filed Masimo Corp Apple Inc. 10702195
IPR2020-01695 Filed Kioba Processing LLC Unified Patents, LLC 6931382
IPR2020-01641 Filed Irobot Corp SharkNinja Operating LLC 8950038
IPR2021-00012 Filed Prolitec Inc ScentAir Technologies, LLC 9162004
IPR2020-01635 Filed Blix Inc Apple Inc. 9749284
IPR2020-01742 Filed United Services Automobile Association (USAA) Mitek Systems, Inc. 10013605
IPR2020-01698 Filed Guntert and Zimmerman Construction Div Inc Godbersen-Smith Construction Company d/b/a GOMACO Corporation 10029749
IPR2020-01716 Filed Masimo Corp Apple Inc. 10702194
IPR2020-01715 Filed Masimo Corp Apple Inc. 10631765
IPR2020-01697 Filed Scorpcast, LLC MG Freesites Ltd. 9965780
PGR2021-00003 Filed Advanced Accelerator Applications SA Evergreen Theragnostics, Inc. 10596276
IPR2020-01700 Filed Enventure Global Technology LLC Weatherford U.S., L.P. 6892819
PGR2020-00088 Filed Gree Inc Supercell Oy 10518177
IPR2021-00013 Filed Prolitec Inc ScentAir Technologies, LLC 9480767
IPR2020-01711 Filed Microsurgical Technology Inc New World Medical, Inc. 9358155
IPR2021-00007 Filed Mambate Usa Inc Cellpak, Inc. D846728
IPR2020-01723 Filed Masimo Corp Apple Inc. 10470695
PGR2021-00002 Filed Advanced Accelerator Applications SA Evergreen Theragnostics, Inc. 10596278
IPR2020-01708 Filed Monarch Networking Solutions LLC Unified Patents LLC 7756507
IPR2020-01741 Filed Blackberry Ltd MobileIron, Inc. 7372961
IPR2020-01707 Filed Ficep Corp Peddinghaus Corporation 7974719
IPR2020-01706 Filed Rrt Holdings LLC nuOnosys, Inc. 9805351
IPR2020-01729 Filed Xperi Corp Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC d/b/a ON Semiconductor 6232231
IPR2020-01685 Filed Nokia Corp LENOVO (UNITED STATES) INC. 6950469
IPR2019-01077 Filed ABC Corporation V, Ajai 5444332
IPR2020-01737 Filed Masimo Corp Apple Inc. 10709366
IPR2020-01728 Filed Guy A Shaked Investments Ltd Ontel Products Corporation 9591906
IPR2021-00005 Filed Authwallet LLC
Fon Wallet Transaction Solutions Inc
Askeladden L.L.C. 8280776
IPR2021-00016 Filed Jodi A Schwendimann Neenah, Inc. 7008746
IPR2020-01646 Filed Sentius International LLC Apple Inc. 7672985
IPR2020-01701 Filed Zircon Corporation Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc.
8604771
IPR2020-01702 Filed Air Power Systems Co., Inc. Les Ateliers Beau-Roc Inc., 7976105
IPR2020-01684 Filed Enventure Global Technology, Inc. Weatherford U.S., LP 7240729
IPR2020-01703 Filed Guy A Skaked Investments Ltd Ontel Products Corporation 9578943
IPR2020-00894 Not Instituted – Merits Michigan Motor Technologies LLC Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. 8909482
IPR2020-00773 Not Instituted – Merits Koninklijke Philips N.V. Fitbit, Inc. 9717464
IPR2020-00763 Not Instituted – Merits William Grecia Early Warning Services, LLC 8887308
IPR2020-00572 Not Instituted – Procedural Cellect, LLC Samsung 7002621
IPR2020-00582 Not Instituted – Procedural VLSI Technology LLC Intel Corporation 7292485
IPR2020-00728 Not Instituted – Procedural Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P. U.S. Venture, Inc 9207686
IPR2020-00571 Not Instituted – Procedural Cellect, LLC Samsung
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
7002621
IPR2020-00747 Instituted CoolIT Systems, Inc. Asetek A/S
Asetek Danmark A/S
9057567
IPR2020-00648 Instituted Divx, LLC [Fortress IP, Softbank] Netflix, Inc.
Hulu, LLC
9998515
IPR2020-00750 Instituted Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
Satco Products, Inc. 8716946
IPR2020-00725 Instituted Personalized Media Communications, LLC Google LLC 9674560
IPR2020-00647 Instituted Divx, LLC [Fortress IP, Softbank] Hulu, LLC
Netflix, Inc.
9270720
IPR2020-00721 Instituted Personalized Media Communications, LLC Google LLC 7865920
IPR2020-00762 Instituted Hoyt Augustus Fleming Cirrus Design Corporation RE47474
IPR2020-00657 Instituted SK Innovation Co., Ltd. LG Chem, Ltd.
LG Electronics, Inc.
9698398

District Court (109)

Case Number Action Plaintiff Defendant Patent
2:20-cv-00315 Filed 802 Systems Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. 7013482
8458784
7031267
1:20-cv-01306 Filed Zyrcuits IP LLC [IP Edge] Acuity Brands, Inc. 6671307
8:20-cv-02281 Filed SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY A/S General Electric Co.
GE Renewables North America, LLC
8575776
9279413
8:20-cv-01877 Filed Zyrcuits IP LLC [IP Edge] Somfy Systems 6671307
5:20-cv-06757 Filed Altair Logix LLC [IP Edge] DFI America, LLC 6289434
5:20-cv-06769 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. AU Optronics Corp. 6566805
1:20-cv-05794 Filed Hydro Net, LLC [IP Edge] Zebra Technologies Corp. 7187706
1:20-cv-01310 Filed Paradise IP, LLC [IP Edge] Citrix Systems, Inc. 7086000
7200613
7791741
7941486
6226627
6253217
6:20-cv-00881 Filed Sonos GOOGLE, LLC 9967615
10779033
9344206
10469966
9219460
6:20-cv-00883 Filed Hawk Technology Systems, LLC Magpie Group, LLC 10499091
6:20-cv-00884 Filed Milestone IP, LLC [IP Edge] BMO Harris Bank, N.A. 6473523
7114124
6236994
6:20-cv-00885 Filed Milestone IP, LLC [IP Edge] Broadway National Bank 6473523
7114124
6236994
6:20-cv-00886 Filed Milestone IP, LLC [IP Edge] Extraco Banks, National Association 6473523
7114124
6236994
1:20-cv-01316 Filed Kwality IP, LLC [IP Edge] Shopkeep, Inc. 8719165
1:20-cv-01320 Filed Harmony Licensing, LLC [IP Edge] MVG RE42219
6:20-cv-00902 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC dba Brazos Licensing and Development [WSOU Holdings] Juniper Networks 7620273
1:20-cv-01332 Filed Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.
H Lundbeck A/S
Optimus Pharma Pvt. Ltd. RE48059
7888362
6:20-cv-00910 Filed SITO Mobile, Ltd.
SITO Mobile R&D IP
Blue Scout Media, LLC 9026673
10009637
9591360
9135635
9135636
1:20-cv-05905 Filed Hangzhou Chic Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd
Unicorn Global, Inc.
The Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule “A” 10696348
D737723
D738256
D785112
D784195
10696347
1:20-cv-01339 Filed kajeet, Inc. NortonLifeLock, Inc. 8667559
4:20-cv-00734 Filed ViaClean Technologies, LLC
PureShield, Inc.
Allied BioScience, Inc. 5954869
6113815
6120587
6762172
9624384
9744120
10010080
10328020
10405553
10531664
3:20-cv-06754 Filed GOOGLE, LLC [Alphabet] Sonos 9967615
10779033
9344206
10469966
9219460
6:20-cv-00878 Filed BelAir Electronics, Inc. Catalyst Medium Four Inc. (dba Smartish, fka Silk, aka CM4 7941195
10097676
2:20-cv-08915 Filed Altair Logix LLC [IP Edge] Aaxa Technologies, Inc. 6289434
1:20-cv-01304 Filed Hydro Net, LLC [IP Edge] Hytera 7187706
1:20-cv-01307 Filed Zyrcuits IP LLC [IP Edge] Universal Electronics Inc. 6671307
2:20-cv-08916 Filed Altair Logix LLC [IP Edge] Qnap, Inc. 6289434
2:20-cv-08917 Filed Kwality IP, LLC [IP Edge] Allied Wallet, Inc. 8719165
6:20-cv-00890 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC dba Brazos Licensing and Development [WSOU Holdings] Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. 6839321
6:20-cv-00893 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC dba Brazos Licensing and Development [WSOU Holdings] Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. 7933211
2:20-cv-00319 Filed United Service Automobile Association PNC BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION 10482432
10621559
2:20-cv-00321 Filed IPCOM GMBH & CO. KG Sprint Spectrum, LP
Sprint Communications Co., LP
Duetsche Telekom, AG
Sprintcom
Sprint Corporation
10382909
7006463
6983147
7333822
6813261
2:20-cv-00322 Filed IPCOM GMBH & CO. KG AT&T Communications, LLC
AT&T, Inc.
6813261
10382909
7778310
7006463
6983147
7333822
1:20-cv-01314 Filed DataCloud Technologies, LLC [IP Investments Group] Wix.com 6560613
6651063
8762498
8607139
6:20-cv-00898 Filed Paradise IP, LLC [IP Edge] Box, Inc. 6253217
7086000
7200613
7791741
7941486
6226627
1:20-cv-05864 Filed Eye Safety Systems, Inc. The Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule “A”
1:20-cv-01333 Filed Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Apotex, Inc.
Apotex
10610510
10610511
2:20-cv-13683 Filed Kirsch Research and Development, LLC GAF Materials, LLC
GAF Corp.
6308482
8765251
1:20-cv-01149 Filed AutoStore Technology, AS Ocado Innovation, Ltd.
Ocado Operating, Ltd.
Ocado Central Services, Ltd.
Ocado Solutions, Ltd.
Ocado Group, plc
et al.
10474140
10494239
10696478
10093525
10294025
2:20-cv-09085 Filed Zodiac Pool Systems, LLC Tianjin Wangyuan Environmental Protection and Technology Co., Ltd. 9765544
6:20-cv-00916 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC dba Brazos Licensing and Development [WSOU Holdings] Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. 7406074
2:20-cv-00359 Filed Modified Atmosphere Enterprises LLC Crunch Pak, LLC 7083837
2:20-cv-00314 Filed Liberty Patents, LLC [Jon Rowan Entities] Compal Electronics, Inc.
Lenovo Information Products (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.
LCFC (Hefei) Electronics Technology Co. Ltd.
Compal Information Technology (Kunshan) Co. Ltd.
Lenovo, Inc.
et al.
6535959
6920573
1:20-cv-05745 Filed Swirlate IP LLC [IP Edge] VeriFone Systems 7154961
7567622
6:20-cv-00877 Filed ScorpCast, LLC [d/b/a/ Haulstars)’ MG Freesites Ltd. 9899063
8595057
9703463
9832519
2:20-cv-02631 Filed C-Innovation, LLC Trendsetter Engineering, Inc. 10273785
3:20-cv-00900 Filed Inspire Licensing, LLC [IP Edge] Progress Software Corp. 10005427
9764712
1:20-cv-05789 Filed Zavala Licensing, LLC [IP Edge] Epiq Design Solutions, Inc. 6684086
1:20-cv-05792 Filed Mod Stack, LLC [IP Edge] Inteliquent, Inc. 7460520
1:20-cv-01311 Filed Paradise IP, LLC [IP Edge] Egnyte 7086000
7200613
7791741
7941486
6226627
6253217
2:20-cv-05115 Filed Harmony Licensing, LLC [IP Edge] Schlumberger Technology Corporation RE42219
4:20-cv-03366 Filed Sonohm Licensing LLC [IP Edge] Bartec US Corp. 6651207
6:20-cv-00879 Filed Proxense, LLC Target 10455533
6:20-cv-00880 Filed Inspire Licensing, LLC [IP Edge] Broadcom, Inc. 9764712
10005427
6:20-cv-00891 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC dba Brazos Licensing and Development Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. 7406260
6:20-cv-00894 Filed Cambria Company LLC Stone Suppliers, Inc.
Quartz Surface Supplies, Inc.
Stone Systems of Central Texas LLC
Stone Systems of Houston, LLC
Stone Systems of New Mexico, LLC
et al.
10773418
6:20-cv-00897 Filed Cambria Company LLC Stone Suppliers, Inc.
Stone Systems of Central Texas LLC
Quartz Surface Supplies, Inc.
Stone Systems of Houston, LLC
Stone Systems of New Mexico, LLC
et al.
9289923
2:20-cv-00320 Filed Harmony Licensing, LLC [IP Edge] CipherLab USA, Inc. RE42219
1:20-cv-01315 Filed Kwality IP, LLC [IP Edge] MasterCard Incorporated 8719165
1:20-cv-08073 Filed Fusion IP, LLC [IP Edge] Intermedia.NET, Inc. 7941486
6344902
7020670
1:20-cv-02948 Filed Realm Licensing, LLC [IP Edge] SugarCRM Inc. 6324551
7020670
7996356
6330573
1:20-cv-04021 Filed Kwality IP, LLC [IP Edge] Global Payments 8719165
4:20-cv-01405 Filed Ortho Solutions, LC Ki Beom Kim
6:20-cv-00903 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC dba Brazos Licensing and Development [WSOU Holdings] Juniper Networks 8284656
1:20-cv-01334 Filed Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. MSN PHARMACEUTICALS, Inc.
MSN Laboratories Private, Ltd.
10610510
10610511
1:20-cv-01335 Filed Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.
H Lundbeck A/S
Ajanta Pharma 7888362
RE48059
6:20-cv-00909 Filed Pixel Display, LLC Compal Electronics, Inc.
Best Buy Co., Inc.
7245343
2:20-cv-00494 Filed AutoStore Technology, AS Ocado Innovation, Ltd.
Ocado Operating, Ltd.
Ocado Central Services, Ltd.
Ocado Solutions, Ltd.
Ocado Group, plc
et al.
10294025
10474140
10696478
10494239
10093525
6:20-cv-00917 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC dba Brazos Licensing and Development [WSOU Holdings] Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. 7423962
1:20-cv-01305 Filed Hydro Net, LLC [IP Edge] Juniper Systems 7187706
2:20-cv-08918 Filed Harmony Licensing, LLC [IP Edge] Datalogic USA, Inc. RE42219
2:20-cv-00316 Filed Inspire Licensing, LLC [IP Edge] Denso Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. 9764712
10005427
3:20-cv-06785 Filed Amphenol Corp. Luxshare-ICT, Inc.
Luxshare Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
7371117
10381767
5:20-cv-06759 Filed Zavala Licensing, LLC [IP Edge] Calnex Americas Corp. 6684086
1:20-cv-05778 Filed Zavala Licensing, LLC [IP Edge] PCTEL, Inc. 6684086
1:20-cv-01309 Filed SAPPHIRE CROSSING, LLC [IP Edge] The Neat Company, Inc. 6891633
1:20-cv-08059 Filed Mod Stack, LLC [IP Edge] Twilio, Inc. 7460520
6:20-cv-00882 Filed Lupercal LLC [IP Valuation Partners, LLC] Branch Banking & Trust Co. 9386094
6:20-cv-00889 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC dba Brazos Licensing and Development Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. 6704304
6:20-cv-00892 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC dba Brazos Licensing and Development [WSOU Holdings] Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd. 7460658
1:20-cv-01313 Filed DataCloud Technologies, LLC [IP Investments Group] 1&1 Ionos, Inc. 6651063
8762498
8607139
6560613
1:20-cv-01318 Filed Harmony Licensing, LLC [IP Edge] 3SI Security Systems, Inc. RE42219
1:20-cv-02951 Filed American Orthodontics Corp. RMO, Inc. 10111731
4:20-cv-03376 Filed Rosco, Inc. Shenzhen Germid Electronic Technology Development Co., Ltd. AKA Global Media Industry Group Co., Ltd.
Safety Vision, LLC
John Doe Corp.
8624716
9286521
9623802
9215429
9319639
6:20-cv-00899 Filed TC Technology, LLC [Charter Communications] T-Mobile 5815488
1:20-cv-01144 Filed Paradise IP, LLC [IP Edge] Axway, Inc. 7791741
2:20-cv-00323 Filed IPCOM GMBH & CO. KG Verizon Communications
Verizon Corporate Services Group, Inc.
Verizon Business Network Services, LLC
Cellco Partnership, Inc.
6813261
6983147
10382909
7006463
7333822
1:20-cv-01330 Filed BillingNetwork, Inc. Healthie, Inc. 6374229
2:20-cv-01477 Filed FETTE COMPACTING, GMBH Elizabeth Carbide Die Co., Inc. 7491052
RE45590
6:20-cv-00915 Filed Rothschild Broadcast Distribution Systems, LLC Lifesize, Inc. 8856221
2:20-cv-01535 Filed Island Intellectual Property, LLC Robert Harm Zondag
Bruce Allen Arbit
Kelly Ann Brown
AB Data, LTD.
American Deposit Management, LLC dba THE AMERICAN DEPOSIT MANAGEMENT CO.
7668772
8019667
8260697
8566201
7509286
1:20-cv-02920 Filed Altair Logix LLC [IP Edge] Spectralink Corporation 6289434
1:20-cv-01303 Filed Mod Stack, LLC [IP Edge] Vertical Communications, Inc. 7460520
1:20-cv-01308 Filed SAPPHIRE CROSSING, LLC [IP Edge] Receipt Bank, Ltd. 6891633
1:20-cv-08057 Filed Zyrcuits IP LLC [IP Edge] Quirky, Inc. 6671307
6:20-cv-00887 Filed Milestone IP, LLC [IP Edge] First Financial Bankshares, Inc. 6473523
7114124
6236994
6:20-cv-00895 Filed Cambria Company LLC Stone Suppliers, Inc.
Stone Systems of Central Texas LLC
Quartz Surface Supplies, Inc.
Stone Systems of Houston, LLC
Stone Systems of New Mexico, LLC
et al.
10252440
6:20-cv-00896 Filed Cambria Company LLC Stone Suppliers, Inc.
Stone Systems of Central Texas LLC
Quartz Surface Supplies, Inc.
Stone Systems of Houston, LLC
Stone Systems of New Mexico, LLC
et al.
10195762
2:20-cv-00318 Filed Realm Licensing, LLC [IP Edge] Salesforce.com 6324551
7996356
6330573
7020670
1:20-cv-01317 Filed Kwality IP, LLC [IP Edge] Square, Inc. 8719165
1:20-cv-01319 Filed Harmony Licensing, LLC [IP Edge] Lindsay Corp. RE42219
1:20-cv-01323 Filed Mellaconic IP, LLC [IP Edge] RideCell, Inc. 9986435
2:20-cv-09019 Filed Versata Software, Inc. f/k/a Trilogy Software, Inc.
Versata Development Group, Inc.
Configit A/S 10360612
6836766
2:20-cv-13808 Filed RJ BRANDS, LLC Conair Corp. D848197
1:20-cv-11807 Filed Rasmussen Instruments, LLC MEDICAL DEVICE BUSINESS SERVICES, INC.
DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
DePuy Synthes Sales, Inc.
9492180
10517583
1:20-cv-01008 Filed EcoFasten Solar, LLC Unirac, Inc. 10676929
10763777
6:20-cv-00914 Filed PACSEC3, LLC NetScout Systems 6789190
7047564
7523497
2:20-cv-00697 Filed PACSEC3, LLC F5 Networks 6789190
7047564
7523497

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Prior to Unified he was a patent litigator for Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, and a former medical devices patent examiner at the USPTO. He earned his J.D. with honors from the American University Washington College of Law; his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University; and his M.A. in Print Journalism from the University of Southern California. He enjoys teaching, writing, and speaking on patent and administrative law.

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  1. Palani P Rathinasamy October 8, 2020 3:11 pm

    What about filing an IPR before the answer? Has there been any Fintiv denials filing that early? The PTAB decision wouldn’t have come until after a scheduling order, but do they take into account that it was filed before the answer?

  2. Jonathan Stroud October 8, 2020 4:30 pm

    Some have been denied in that situation, yes.