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Patent Filings Roundup: Light Week Leading up to the Holidays Sees Record District Court Terminations

https://depositphotos.com/stock-photos/45517555-xl-2015.html?filter=all&qview=45517555Happy Holidays! Thanksgiving has come and gone. A light week last week headed into the holidays saw 20 Patent Trial and Appeal Board filings (two more against MemoryWeb, and a lot of one-offs, including one by gaming company Zynga against IGT). District courts saw 58 patent filings, with a whopping 115 terminations again this week—at least a few attributable to transfers, but many, many more attributable to file-and-settle settlements headed into the end of a very lucrative year in monetization, as quarterly statement-minded licensing entities look to wrap things up before the holidays.

Now that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s glut of internally held inter partes reviews (IPRs) and covered business method (CBM) proceedings post-Arthrex are moving, there were a few grants of director review in cases going as far back as early 2020, including in CBMs on Section 101 eligibility issues; so far, the Director has granted two (out of roughly 50 ruled on), with another 60 or so pending review.

Joao Entity Sues University of Texas, El Paso: Frequent NPE Raymond Anthony Joao has filed a recent suit against, inter alia, the University of Texas, El Paso and UT San Antonio in Judge Albright’s Waco court, alleging infringement of a pair of patents direct to the seemingly abstract computer-implemented idea of selling tickets online. The case, filed under the sub Alvao Digital LLC, is 6:21-cv-01208, and asserts patents 10,185,918 and much older parent 7,899,717.

Joao Entity Sues Yet Another Health Care Provider: Meanwhile, longtime “gig economy” patent portfolio assertion by Greatgigz Solutions LLC continued to assert against healthcare providers, this time targeting Nextcare Holdings, Inc. They’re just the latest in a string of companies sued in what started as an assertion against gig economy apps, but quickly bled into the healthcare industry.

Cedar Lane’s Endless Road: Cedar Lane, an entity whose portfolio consists entirely of over 100 Intellectual Ventures selloffs of various scope and subject matter, continues to roll in the Western District’s Waco court, filing another five cases this week against small companies for file-and-settle nuisance amounts. Cedar Lane is now second only to WSOU in overall filings there.

                                 PTAB (20)

Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent
IPR2022-00111 Filed MemoryWeb LLC Apple Inc. 11017020
IPR2022-00186 Filed Esco Group LLC Deere & Company 8844175
IPR2022-00209 Filed Future Link Systems, LLC Apple, Inc 7917680
IPR2022-00218 Filed CARL ZEISS X-RAY MICROSCOPY, INC SIGRAY, INC 7400704
IPR2022-00200 Filed IGT Zynga Inc. 8795064
IPR2022-00213 Filed Jawbone Innovations, LLC Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 8280072
IPR2022-00196 Filed Apalone, Inc. Certor Sports, LLC
Schutt Sports, LLC
10617167
IPR2022-00191 Filed Osteomed LLC Stryker Corporation
Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
9763716
IPR2022-00189 Filed Osteomed LLC Stryker Corporation
Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
8529608
IPR2022-00122 Filed Invincible IP LLC Unified Patents, LLC 9678774
IPR2022-00187 Filed Esco Group LLC Deere & Company 10273662
IPR2022-00210 Filed Phoji, Inc. Atlassian, Inc. 9565149
IPR2022-00199 Filed IGT Zynga Inc. 7168089
PGR2022-00006 Filed MemoryWeb LLC Apple Inc. 11017020
IPR2022-00224 Filed StratosAudio, Inc. Hyundai Motor America 9355405
IPR2022-00076 Filed United Services Automobile Association PNC Bank, N.A. 10769598
IPR2022-00182 Filed Centripetal Networks, Inc. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. 9917856
IPR2022-00190 Filed Osteomed LLC Stryker Corporation
Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
9351776
IPR2022-00202 Filed Ingenioshare, LLC Epic Games, nc. 10142810
IPR2022-00188 Filed Koss Corporation Apple, Inc 10469934
IPR2021-00851 Not Instituted – Merits Longhorn Vaccines & Diagnostics, LLC Spectrum Solutions LLC 8415330
IPR2021-00937 Not Instituted – Merits Appliance Computing III, Inc. Matterport, Inc. 10510111
IPR2021-00936 Not Instituted – Merits Appliance Computing III, Inc. Matterport, Inc. 9836885
IPR2021-00842 Not Instituted – Merits Dali Wireless Inc. Corning Optical Communications LLC 10433261
IPR2021-00871 Not Instituted – Merits Teladoc Health Inc.
Jonata Sub Two Inc.
Teladoc Health, Inc.
American Well Corporation 10059000
IPR2021-00865 Not Instituted – Merits Evrythng Limited Avery Dennison RFID Company
Avery Dennison Retail Information Services LLC
9582595
IPR2021-00834 Instituted Ahern Rentals, Inc. Equipmentshare.Com Inc. 9193330
IPR2021-00838 Instituted Hopnic Laboratory Co., Ltd. Costa Del Mar, Inc. 7506977
IPR2021-00926 Instituted Uniqure Biopharma BV Pfizer, Inc. 9982248
IPR2021-00928 Instituted Uniqure Biopharma BV Pfizer, Inc. 10465180
IPR2021-00927 Instituted Linquet Technologies, Inc. Tile, Inc. 10163318
IPR2021-00836 Instituted Jonata Sub Two Inc
Teladoc Health, Inc.
American Well Corporation 10483007
IPR2021-00900 Instituted Kinectus LLC Bumble Trading Inc.
Bumble Trading LLC
10575145
IPR2021-00624 Instituted Capella Photonics, Inc. Ciena Corporation RE47906
IPR2021-00760 Instituted WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development [WSOU Holdings, Inc., Craig Etchegoyen] Microsoft Corporation 7706519
IPR2021-00544 Instituted iRobot Corporation SharkNinja Operating LLC
SharkNinja Management LLC
SharkNinja Sales Company
9884423
IPR2021-00130 Instituted Monterey Research, LLC [Vector Capital] Qualcomm Incorporated
STMicroelectronics, Inc.
6459625
IPR2021-00854 Instituted Longhorn Vaccines & Diagnostics, LLC Spectrum Solutions LLC 8669240
IPR2021-00751 Instituted WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development [WSOU Holdings, Inc., Craig Etchegoyen] Microsoft Corporation 8274902
IPR2021-00848 Instituted Peloton Interactive, Inc. Echelon Fitness Multimedia, LLC 10639521
IPR2021-00925 Instituted Uniqure Biopharma BV Pfizer, Inc. 9982248
PGR2021-00083 Instituted E & E Co., Ltd. London Luxury LLC 10820376
IPR2021-00861 Instituted Teradata US Inc. Sap SE 9851923
IPR2021-00855 Instituted Teradata US Inc. Sap SE 6763357
IPR2021-00864 Instituted Ocean Semiconductor LLC [Fullbrite Capital Partners, LLC] Western Digital Technologies, Inc 6660651
IPR2021-00914 Instituted Fortinet, Inc. Forescout Technologies, Inc. 8458314
IPR2021-01230 Instituted Monterey Research, LLC [Vector Capital] STMicroelectronics, Inc. 6459625
IPR2021-00841 Instituted AMO Development, LLC [Johnson & Johnson] Alcon, Inc.
Alcon Lensx, Inc.
Alcon Vision, LLC
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Alcon Research, LLC
9474648
IPR2021-00929 Instituted Ocean Semiconductor LLC [Fullbrite Capital Partners, LLC] Western Digital Technologies, Inc 7080330
IPR2021-00901 Instituted Kinectus LLC Bumble Trading Inc.
Bumble Trading LLC
9584464
IPR2021-00863 Instituted Teradata US Inc. Sap SE 9720623
IPR2021-00833 Instituted Teladoc Health Inc
Jonata Sub Two Inc
Teladoc Health, Inc.
American Well Corporation 8670017
PGR2021-00082 Adverse Judgment Jenam Tech, LLC Google LLC 10742774
IPR2020-01052 Final Written Decision Ultravision Technologies, LLC Glux Visual Effects Tech (Shenzhen) Co.
Leyard Optoelectronic Co.
Shenzhen Liantronics Co., Ltd.
Unilumin Group Co., Ltd.
9047791
IPR2020-00937 Final Written Decision Truinject Corp. SHDS, Inc
Galderma Laboratories LP
10290232
IPR2020-00908 Final Written Decision Document Security Systems, Inc. Nichia Corporation 6879040
IPR2020-00938 Final Written Decision Document Security Systems, Inc. Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
North America Seoul Semiconductor, Inc.
7315119
IPR2020-00920 Final Written Decision RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc. Philip Morris Products, S.A. 8314591
IPR2020-00935 Final Written Decision Truinject Corp. SHDS, Inc
Galderma Laboratories LP
10290231

                          District Court (58)

Case Number Action Plaintiff Defendant Patent
1:21-cv-01617 Filed Sito Mobile Ltd
Sito Mobile Rd Ip LLC
This Old House Ventures LLC 9135635
10171846
9350777
9591360
9756362
7689706
8825887
7054949
9026673
10009637
9380088
9135636
1:21-cv-00150 Filed Hyper Ice Ifit 10912708
1:21-cv-01619 Filed Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc
Cephalon Inc
Teva Pharmaceuticals International Gmbh
Hospira Inc 11103483
6:21-cv-01188 Filed Be Labs Inc Verizon Communications 7827581
9344183
6:21-cv-01191 Filed Ward Participations Bv Bank Of America 11063766
10992480
6:21-cv-01192 Filed Decapolis Systems LLC [IP Edge] Sports Medicine Associates Of San Antonio 7464040
7490048
1:21-cv-06151 Filed Oakley Inc The Partnerships And Unincorporated Associations Identified On Schedule A D847897
1:21-cv-06161 Filed Oakley Inc The Partnerships And Unincorporated Associations Identified On Schedule A D719209
6:21-cv-01207 Filed Greatgigz Solutions LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Nextcare Holdings Inc 7490086
10096000
9760864
6662194
2:21-cv-09011 Filed Ravgen Inc Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
Darryl J Adams
7727720
7332277
1:21-cv-01629 Filed Datacloud Technologies LLC [IP Investments Group] Calix Inc 6560613
8762498
6651063
7209959
3:21-cv-01963 Filed Chengdu Monolithic Power Systems Co Ltd
Monolithic Power Systems Inc
Xiaomi Usa LLC
Xiaomi Corporation
6:21-cv-01183 Filed Be Labs Inc Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 7827581
9344183
1:21-cv-01616 Filed Merck Sharp Dohme Co Inc Sciegen Pharmaceuticals
Bactolac Pharmaceutical Inc
7326708
2:21-cv-02042 Filed Mpi LLC Harrison Bard Doing Business As Custom Cones Usa
Sorting Robotics Inc
11130596
6:21-cv-01185 Filed Datrec LLC [Dynamic Deals d/b/a/ DynaIP] Aerotel
Aerotel Medical Systems Ltd
8381309
4:21-cv-00908 Filed Implicit LLC Home Depot 8856185
3:21-cv-08914 Filed Nossk Inc Fitness Anywhere LLC Doing Business As Trx 7090622
5556369
8083653
6921354
7806814
6:21-cv-01198 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. Plustek Inc RE42528
7466459
6972790
8537242
1:21-cv-06141 Filed Sport Dimension Does 1-135 D744603
6:21-cv-01200 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. Star Micronics Co 6972790
8537242
6:21-cv-01204 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. Riso Kagaku Corporation RE42528
6473527
7383321
6972790
8537242
6:21-cv-01205 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. Starfish Technologies Ltd RE42528
6972790
8537242
1:21-cv-00156 Filed Lifetime Products Inc Logan Outdoor Products 10292531
4:21-cv-08914 Filed Nossk Inc Fitness Anywhere LLC Doing Business As Trx 7090622
5556369
8083653
6921354
7806814
6:21-cv-01180 Filed PINEAPPLE34 LLC Hewlett-packard 7181252
2:21-cv-08972 Filed Cao Lighting Inc Signify Nv
Signify North America Corporation
6465961
2:21-cv-20023 Filed Best Brands Consumer Products Inc
Best Brands Sales Company LLC
Kitchinventions LLC 10561279
D886547
1:21-cv-11858 Filed Novoluto Gmbh Clio Designs Incorporated 9763851
6:21-cv-01190 Filed Ward Participations Bv American Express Company 11063766
10992480
1:21-cv-01621 Filed Janssen Products Lp
Gilead Sciences
Gilead Sciences Ireland Uc
Janssen Sciences Ireland Unlimited Company
Msn Life Sciences Private Ltd
Msn Laboratories Private
Msn Pharmaceuticals Inc
Lupin Limited
9428473
10786518
8497396
10039718
1:21-cv-01622 Filed Onstream Media Corporation Panopto Inc 10674109
10848707
9467728
11128833
10694142
10038930
9161068
10200648
10951855
6:21-cv-01954 Filed Lights Out Productions LLC
Byb Extreme Fighting Series LLC
Triller Fight Club LLC
Triller Inc
Ryan Kavanaugh
Flipps Media Inc Doing Business As Fite Tv
D805596
3:21-cv-08942 Filed Express Mobile Inc Atlassian Corp PLC
Atlassian Inc
9471287
9063755
9928044
6546397
6:21-cv-01211 Filed Datacloud Technologies LLC [IP Investment Group] F-secure Corp 6560613
8762498
6651063
7209959
2:21-cv-00426 Filed Joe Robert Morris Power Sports Intl
1:21-cv-06095 Filed Oakley Inc The Partnerships And Unincorporated Associations Identified On Schedule A D842363
1:21-cv-01610 Filed Bay Materials LLC 3m Company 10946630
10870263
1:21-cv-01615 Filed Gilead Sciences Lupin Limited 8754065
9296769
6:21-cv-01187 Filed ALSI Holdings LLC Current Lighting Solutions LLC Doing Business As Ge Current 8322881
D650508
8721114
8186855
D612088
9049753
9699854
6:21-cv-01193 Filed Ward Participations Bv Jp Morgan Chase Bank National Association 11063766
10992480
6:21-cv-01194 Filed Ward Participations Bv Citigroup Inc 11063766
10992480
6:21-cv-01210 Filed Lbt Ip Ii LLC Uber Technologies Inc 7728724
7598855
8531289
8224355
1:21-cv-06089 Filed Chrome Cherry Design Studio Pty Ltd The Partnerships And Unincorporated Associations Identified On Schedule A D813317
1:21-cv-01614 Filed Taro Pharmaceuticals
Taro Pharmaceutical Industries
Encube Ethicals Pvt Ltd 7977324
7560445
4:21-cv-00906 Filed Autobrilliance LLC Volvo Car Usa LLC Doing Business As Volvo 6615137
3:21-cv-08872 Filed Neonode Smartphone LLC Apple 8812993
8095879
4:21-cv-01352 Filed Zeavision LLC Bausch Lomb 11173133
6:21-cv-01186 Filed Shoes By Firebug LLC Designer Brands Inc
Dsw
9015965
9265299
8327561
6:21-cv-01189 Filed Be Labs Inc Zyxel Communications Corp 7827581
9344183
2:21-cv-01322 Filed Nuhn Industries Ltd Bazooka Farmstar LLC
Taschs Custom LLC
9694636
10974557
6:21-cv-01195 Filed Ward Participations Bv Wells Fargo 11063766
10992480
4:21-cv-00912 Filed Sb Ip Holdings LLC Vivint Smart Home Inc 8154581
8139098
7193644
8164614
8144183
8144184
2:21-cv-20099 Filed Celgene Alembic 7968569
7465800
8530498
9101622
9101621
8648095
7855217
6:21-cv-01208 Filed Alvao Digital LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] University Of Texas At El Paso
Stratus Properties Inc
3ten LLC
C3 Presents LLC
Live Nation Entertainment Inc
et al.
10185918
7899717
2:21-cv-09089 Filed Laltitude LLC Does
Shenzhen Wyn-world Technology Ltd
Shenzhen Jinnuo Precision Products Co Ltd
D742359
3:21-cv-01156 Filed Taco Metals LLC [Patrick Industries Inc.] Gem Products Inc 11116197
6:21-cv-01209 Filed The Receivership Estate Of Audiencescience Inc
Revitalization Partners LLC
Youtube Inc
Google LLC
8082298
7747676
7882175

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    Pro Say
    November 26, 2021 02:48 pm

    Unified Patents.

    The gift that keeps on taking.

    And taking. And taking. And taking.

    Happy Holidays indeed.