Patent Filings Roundup: Trading Technologies Nets $6.6 Million; Regeneron Biologic Eye Injection Drug Patent Challenged Early; Semiconductor Challenges Roll On

By Jonathan Stroud
September 17, 2021

https://depositphotos.com/46023047/stock-photo-lawsuit-word-smashing-glass.htmlAn average week saw 54 district court patent filings and 30 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions, the majority of the latter being associated with semiconductor litigation. A surprising number of settlements and dismissals in the district court likely presages the end of the third quarter and patent aggregators feeling the pressure to earn sufficient returns for the quarter—or it could just be another aberration based on the thousands of pending complaints nationwide.  

The litigation and PTAB shift to semiconductor cases, and other chip-related licensing and litigation continues apace. This week, it was Seoul Semiconductor and Samsung on the offense against LED Wafer Solutions LLC, as well as Rohm Semiconductor petitions and a few others noted below. 

Post Grant Review for Regeneron Formulation Patent: A recently issued Regeneron formulation patent has been challenged by potential generic Celltrion, Inc. The patent, which is one of a handful that covers somewhat generic liquid formulations of biologics meant to be injected into the eye to inhibit vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a body-produced protein important in generating new blood vessels, but also in accelerating advanced macular degeneration (the patents are claimed with the Food and Drug Administration on formulations of afibercept, known commercially in injectable solution form as EYELA) The original patent was granted in 2011, but this and other follow-on patents could extend the biologic’s patent lifecycle and block biosimilar or biobetter competitors. The PGR is PGR2021-00117 and raises invalidity challenges relevant to the remaining patents in the portfolio. 

Month-Long Trading Technologies Trial ends in Jury Verdict: After a decades-long and hard-fought road, trading platform company Trading Technologies emerged from a month-long trial with a $6,610,985 verdict on the two remaining patents of the 12 originally asserted. Eight were held invalid in Covered Business Method (CBM) reviews, another two were held invalid by the trial court, but the last two went to trial against defendant IBG LLC, one of the few left not to have settled out. The patents are directed to software for electronically trading and displaying commodities trading, including many to the graphical user interface.

PTAB (30)

Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent
IPR2021-01506 Filed Led Wafer Solutions LLC [Oso IP, LLC] Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd 8941137
IPR2021-01510 Filed Terracon Consultants Inc NV5, Inc. 7707797
IPR2021-01530 Filed Blaze Mobile Inc Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 10825007
IPR2021-01525 Filed Maxpower Semiconductor, Inc Rohm Semiconductor USA, LLC 7923804
IPR2021-01509 Filed Terracon Consultants Inc NV5, Inc. 7618217
IPR2021-01511 Filed Quantificare, Inc. Canfield Scientific, Inc. 10070119
IPR2021-01512 Filed Quantificare, Inc. Canfield Scientific, Inc. 10681334
IPR2021-01518 Filed Quantificare, Inc. Canfield Scientific, Inc. 10165253
IPR2021-01524 Filed Maxpower Semiconductor, Inc Rohm Semiconductor USA, LLC 7923804
IPR2021-01484 Filed US Department of Health and Human Services Janssen Biotech, Inc 9765342
IPR2021-01347 Filed Lynk Labs, Inc Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd 10966298
IPR2021-01346 Filed Lynk Labs, Inc Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd 10499466
IPR2021-01519 Filed Quantificare, Inc. Canfield Scientific, Inc. 10681334
IPR2021-01502 Filed Bright Data Ltd Code200, UAB 9241044
IPR2021-01504 Filed Led Wafer Solutions LLC Oso IP, LLC] Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. 9502612
IPR2021-01516 Filed Led Wafer Solutions LLC Oso IP, LLC] Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. 8941137
IPR2021-01529 Filed Blaze Mobile Inc Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 10699259
PGR2021-00117 Filed Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Celltrion, Inc. 10857231
IPR2021-01479 Filed Led Wafer Solutions LLC Oso IP, LLC] Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. 8952405
IPR2021-01526 Filed Led Wafer Solutions LLC Oso IP, LLC] Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd 9786822
IPR2021-01527 Filed Aortic Innovations LLC Edwards Lifesciences Corp. 10792172
IPR2021-01507 Filed Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Apotex Inc. 8524733
IPR2021-01300 Filed Lynk Labs, Inc Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd 11019697
IPR2021-01517 Filed EMA Electromechanics, Inc. Siemens Industry, Inc. 7724489
IPR2021-01494 Filed Soto Alexander I
Soto Walter G
II-VI Incorporated 8958697
IPR2021-01495 Filed Soto Alexander I
Soto Walter G
II-VI Incorporated 8238754
IPR2021-01503 Filed Bright Data Ltd Code200, UAB 9742866
IPR2021-01508 Filed Terracon Consultants Inc NV5, Inc. 7533505
IPR2021-01345 Filed Lynk Labs, Inc Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd 10492252
IPR2021-01299 Filed Lynk Labs, Inc Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd 10506674
IPR2021-00492 Not Instituted – Merits Dali Wireless Inc. Corning Optical Communications LLC 9197358
PGR2021-00060 Not Instituted – Merits Yantai Jireh Petroleum Equipment
Technologies Co., Ltd
Yantai Jireh Petroleum Equipment & Technologies Co.
BJ Energy Solutions, LLC 10865631
IPR2021-00546 Not Instituted – Merits Koss Corporation Apple, Inc 10206025
PGR2021-00065 Not Instituted – Merits iRobot Corporation SharkNinja Operating LLC
SharkNinja Management LLC
SharkNinja Sales Company
10813517
IPR2021-00549 Not Instituted – Merits Health Discovery Corporation Intel Corporation 7117188
PGR2021-00059 Not Instituted – Procedural The Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Triplet Therapeutics, Inc. 10669542
IPR2021-00572 Instituted WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development [WSOU Holdings, Craig Etchegoyen] VMware, Inc
Dell Technologies Inc.
Dell, Inc.
EMC Corporation
9164800
IPR2021-00545 Instituted iRobot Corporation SharkNinja Operating LLC
SharkNinja Management LLC
SharkNinja Sales Company
7571511
IPR2021-00482 Instituted B.E. Technology, L.L.C Twitter, Inc.
Google LLC
8769440
IPR2021-00658 Instituted Xylon Licensing LLC [IP Edge] Askeladden LLC 8719165
IPR2021-00542 Instituted Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited Netflix, Inc. 8572138
IPR2021-00513 Instituted Scorpcast, LLC d/b/a Haulstars MG Freesites Ltd. 9832519
IPR2021-00550 Instituted Health Discovery Corporation Intel Corporation 7117188
IPR2021-00483 Instituted B.E. Technology, L.L.C Twitter, Inc.
Google LLC
8769440
IPR2020-00634 Final Written Decision Nucoat, Inc.
Jodi A. Schwendimann
Nokia
Neenah, Inc.
7749581
IPR2020-00338 Final Written Decision Packet Intelligence LLC [Packet Intelligence Holdings, LLC, Longhorn Asset Group, LLC] Juniper Networks, Inc.
Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
6839751
IPR2020-00540 Final Written Decision Pact XPP Schweiz AG
vPact XPP Schweiz AG
Intel Corporation 9037807
IPR2020-00337 Final Written Decision Packet Intelligence LLC [Packet Intelligence Holdings, LLC Longhorn Asset Group, LLC] Juniper Networks, Inc.
Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
6771646
IPR2020-00629 Final Written Decision Nucoat, Inc.
Jodi A. Schwendimann
Nokia
Avery Products Corporation
Neenah, Inc.
7754042
IPR2020-00608 Final Written Decision Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
Satco Products, Inc. 9343631
IPR2020-00644 Final Written Decision Nucoat, Inc.
Jodi A. Schwendimann
Jodi A. Dalvey
STAHLS’ Inc 7749581
PGR2020-00037 Final Written Decision Ingevity South Carolina, LLC [Ingevity Corp.] BASF Corporation 10323553
IPR2020-00650 Final Written Decision P Tech, LLC [MarcTech LLC] Intuitive Surgical, Inc. 9149281
IPR2020-00686 Final Written Decision Parus Holdings Inc. Apple, Inc 7076431
IPR2020-00646 Final Written Decision DivX, LLC [Fortress IP, Softbank[ Netflix, Inc.
Hulu, LLC
8472792
IPR2020-00486 Final Written Decision Packet Intelligence LLC [Packet Intelligence Holdings, LLC Longhorn Asset Group, LLC] Juniper Networks, Inc.
Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
6954789
IPR2020-00339 Final Written Decision Packet Intelligence LLC [Packet Intelligence Holdings, LLC Longhorn Asset Group, LLC] Juniper Networks, Inc.
Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
6954789
IPR2020-00483 Final Written Decision Dareltech, LLC
Ramzi Khalil Maalouf
Microsoft Corporation 9503627
IPR2020-00687 Final Written Decision Parus Holdings Inc. Apple, Inc 9451084
IPR2020-00689 Final Written Decision Softbelly’s, Inc TY Inc. 6195831
IPR2020-00336 Final Written Decision Packet Intelligence LLC [Packet Intelligence Holdings, LLC Longhorn Asset Group, LLC] Juniper Networks, Inc.
Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
6665725
IPR2020-00635 Final Written Decision Nucoat, Inc.
Jodi A. Schwendimann
STAHLS’ Inc 7754042
IPR2020-00542 Final Written Decision Pact XPP Schweiz AG Intel Corporation 9170812
IPR2020-00539 Final Written Decision Pact XPP Schweiz AG Intel Corporation 9552047
PGR2020-00033 Final Written Decision Basf Plant Science Company GmbH Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 10301638

District Court (54)

Case Number Action Plaintiff Defendant Patent
2:21-cv-07187 Filed Color Image Apparel, Inc.
Bella+Canvas, LLC
DEREK JAESCHKE
Does 1
3:21-cv-02128 Filed ZTE WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development [WSOU Holdings, LLC, Craig Etchegoyen] 8451839
8147071
9294060
9258232
7203505
7742534
7487240
7489929
8730905
9185036
8179960
6:21-cv-00916 Filed RFCyber Corp. Apple 8118218
9240009
10600046
11018724
9189787
2:21-cv-07245 Filed Ranging Optics, LLC [IP Valuation Partners, LLC] Leica Camera, Inc.
Leica Camera AG
7443927
6512574
2:21-cv-00353 Filed M-Red Inc. [Quest Patent Research Group] ASRock, Inc. 6737995
2:21-cv-00355 Filed M-Red Inc. [Quest Patent Research Group] Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 6737995
1:21-cv-01286 Filed Azurity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Bionpharma Inc. 11040023
1:21-cv-03749 Filed DoubleDay Acquisitions LLC DBA CSafe Global Envirotainer AB
Envirotainer, Inc.
7263855
7913511
6:21-cv-00944 Filed Lauri Valjakka Cisco Systems, Inc. 8495167
3:21-cv-06933 Filed Pegasus Solar, Inc. Unirac, Inc. 7434362
8128044
5:21-cv-06933 Filed Pegasus Solar, Inc. Unirac, Inc. 7434362
8128044
3:21-cv-02134 Filed Callstat Solutions LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Check Point Software Technologies, Inc. 6236983
1:21-cv-11477 Filed Integrated Tech. Sols. LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations, LLC 10046241
2:21-cv-00354 Filed M-Red Inc. [Quest Patent Research Group] Biostar Microtech Int`l Corp. 6737995
2:21-cv-00356 Filed M-Red Inc. [Quest Patent Research Group] Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. 6737995
3:21-cv-16766 Filed BAUSCH & LOMB IRELAND LIMITED
Bausch & Lomb
EYE THERAPIES, LLC
Slayback Pharma LLC
Slayback Pharma India LLP
8293742
9259425
1:21-cv-00802 Filed Triumvirate Systems LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Nordstrom, Inc. 8005747
1:21-cv-00803 Filed Triumvirate Systems LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Neiman Marcus Group Ltd LLC 8005747
1:21-cv-00804 Filed Zoo Digital Limited Corel, Inc. dba Corel Software, Inc. 7574103
6:21-cv-00939 Filed Bell Northern Research, LLC [Hilco d/b/a Hilco Global, LLC] Hewlett-Packard 6858930
8416862
7564914
6963129
6:21-cv-00941 Filed Bell Northern Research, LLC [Hilco d/b/a Hilco Global, LLC] Commscope, Inc.
Arris Group, Inc.
Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
ARRIS US Holdings, Inc.
ARRIS International Limited
et al.
RE48629
6858930
8416862
7564914
6963129
6:21-cv-00942 Filed Lauri Valjakka Akamai Technologies, Inc. 8495167
3:21-cv-06934 Filed Unirac, Inc. Pegasus Solar, Inc. 7434362
2:21-cv-16580 Filed TQ Delta, LLC [Tequity Capital Management LLC] Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
1:21-cv-01273 Filed Covco (H.K.) Limited SAS Safety Corp.
TNT Enterprises, Inc.
D735968
9730477
1:21-cv-04765 Filed Social Positioning Input Systems, LLC [Leigh Rothschild] Land Air Sea Systems, Inc. 9261365
1:21-cv-03722 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. [poss. Intellectual Ventures] Funai Corporation, Inc. 8165867
1:21-cv-02882 Filed Carolina Covertech, Inc. ALP, Inc. dba ALP Lockdown Shades dba ALP Sewing D860682
6:21-cv-00925 Filed LINFO IP, LLC ACADEMY SPORTS AND OUTDOORS, INC. 9092428
6:21-cv-00932 Filed VideoLabs, Inc. Dell Technologies
Dell Technologies Inc.
7970059
6:21-cv-00936 Filed Monterey Research, LLC [Vector Capital Corp.] Qualcomm CDMA Technologies Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd.
Qualcomm Incorporated
7405987
8694776
7609799
9767303
6979640
7899145
1:21-cv-03701 Filed Lenticular Imaging Solutions LLC [Strategic Intellectual Solutions, LLC] Crane & Co., Inc. 6833960
6856462
8:21-cv-01473 Filed Core Optical Technologies, LLC Acacia Communications, Inc. 6782211
2:21-cv-00352 Filed Callstat Solutions LLC [Jeffrey Gross] McAfee, LLC 6236983
1:21-cv-07522 Filed Intexact Technologies Limited Samsung Group 7161483
6:21-cv-00919 Filed Callstat Solutions LLC [Jeffrey Gross] ZTE Corp 6510148
6137789
6:21-cv-00920 Filed Patrix Co. Ltd Patsnap Lte, Ltd. 8922804
6:21-cv-00923 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. [poss. Intellectual Ventures] Thales E-Security Limited 6972790
6700999
8537242
6473527
6:21-cv-00927 Filed LINFO IP, LLC The Home Depot dba The Home Depot 9092428
6:21-cv-00928 Filed LINFO IP, LLC J2 Global, Inc. 9674132
1:21-cv-01285 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. Allied Vision Technologies, Inc. 6972790
8537242
6:21-cv-00933 Filed MyPAQ Holdings Ltd. Dell Technologies 8477514
7675759
6:21-cv-00943 Filed Arigna Technology, Ltd. [Magentar Capital, Atlantic IP] Apple
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Samsung Group
8947164
6603343
6:21-cv-00945 Filed Lauri Valjakka Amazon.com, Inc.
Amazon.com Services, Inc.
Amazon
8495167
2:21-cv-07148 Filed Cap Export, LLC Zinus Korea
Keith Reynolds
Colin Lawrie
Does
Zinus Canada
et al.
8931123
2:21-cv-00349 Filed Blackbird Tech LLC dba Blackbird Technologies Trivago N.V. 8386469
1:21-cv-04774 Filed HENGST SE RH FILTERS, INC. 9044698
6:21-cv-00918 Filed Callstat Solutions LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Sync.com Inc. 6243452
6:21-cv-00921 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. [poss. IV] Basler AG 6972790
8537242
6473527
6:21-cv-00922 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. [poss. IV] Resideo Technologies, Inc. 6972790
8165867
8537242
1:21-cv-01278 Filed Charles Smith Enterprises, LLC Catapult Group International Ltd.
XOS Technologies, Inc.
6877010
1:21-cv-01279 Filed Charles Smith Enterprises, LLC DVSport, Inc. 6877010
1:21-cv-04783 Filed Display Technologies, LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Omcron Healthcare, Inc 9300723
1:21-cv-07548 Filed Enchante Accessories, Inc. Helen of Troy 8117685
7832027
8171574
1:21-cv-01284 Filed AstraZeneca AB
AstraZeneca
Changzhou Pharmaceutical Factory 8425934

The Author

Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud is Chief IP Counsel at Unified Patents, LLC, where he manages a growing team of talented, diverse attorneys and oversees a docket of administrative challenges, appeals, licensing, and district court work in addition to IP, administrative, amicus, policy, marketing, and corporate matters.

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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