Patent Filings Roundup: Board Reverses Own Fintiv Denial; Joao Entity’s Bad Bet; NPE Adopts Anticounterfeiting Tactics

https://depositphotos.com/3834376/stock-photo-lawsuit.htmlWith the Thanksgiving holiday, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) (18) filings were down, but district court patent filings held steady at 62, with (again) an astounding number of closed or terminated cases (almost 100), many voluntarily dismissed without prejudice.

Patent Dropped from ITC Case Reverses Board’s Fintiv Denial: As reported last week, in Google LLC v. EcoFactor, Inc. IPR, IPR2021-00982, the Board originally denied the petition, citing Fintiv and the statutory timing of International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations. Subsequently, though, the Board was made aware that the patent had been dropped from the ITC case, and reversed its earlier discretionary denial, thus instituting the case. It’s the first time I’m aware of that the Board has reversed a denial of institution, not on request for rehearing, but sua sponte after the discretionary reasons for denial evaporated (as they often do).

Raymond Anthony Joao’s Bad Bet: The likely-patent-ineligible assertions in the wake of the Covered Business Method’s demise and the Waco court’s avowed prohibition on acting on the issue are legion; this week, another Raymond Anthony Joao subsidiary, Beteiro LLC, filed suit against nine betting companies on a small suite of more recently-issued patents with obvious ineligibility concerns—those patents being directed to broad computer-implemented wagering, betting, or lottery software. The companies include betting companies Pointsbet and DraftKings as well as casino companies and the Hard Rock Café. The four patents spring from U.S. 9,965,920.

NPE Smart Lock LLC Adopts Confidential Anticounterfeiting Tactics in Patent Suit: In a move sure to turn some heads, the East Patent Texas Management company’s subsidiary, Smart Lock LLC, after having asserted patents against various U.S. companies, has adopted procedural efforts akin to those used in Trademark counterfeiting cases to go after foreign defendants accused of infringing their patent. That method includes filing an anonymous schedule of likely-ephemeral foreign defendants at filing, coupled with an emergency ex parte temporary restraining order, arguing that the foreign defendant is likely to abscond with any sales and be impossible to recover from without emergency action.

PTAB (18)

Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent
IPR2022-00205 Filed Stratosaudio, Inc. Mazda Motor of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc.
Volvo Car USA, LLC
8903307
IPR2022-00087 Filed Unirac, Inc. Ecofasten Solar, LLC
Esdec, Inc.
9057542
IPR2022-00228 Filed Sable Networks, Inc. Splunk Inc. 8243593
IPR2022-00204 Filed Stratosaudio, Inc. Mazda Motor of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc.
Volvo Car USA, LLC
8688028
IPR2022-00143 Filed Lynk Labs, Inc. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. 10932341
IPR2022-00216 Filed Northwestern University ABB Inc.
Kuka AG
Reis Robotics USA Inc.
6907317
IPR2022-00131 Filed BillJCo LLC Apple, Inc 8639267
IPR2022-00206 Filed Oil-Dri Corp. of Am. AMCOL INTERNATIONAL CORP 9439393
IPR2021-01330 Filed StreamScale, Inc. Intel Corporation 8683296
PGR2022-00010 Filed Fujifilm Electronic Materials U.S.A. Inc. Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd. 10927329
IPR2022-00203 Filed Stratosaudio, Inc. Mazda Motor of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc.
Volvo Car USA, LLC
8166081
IPR2022-00229 Filed Decapolis LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] eClinicalWorks, LLC
Medical Software Solutions, Inc
NextGen Healthcare, Inc
7464040
PGR2022-00008 Filed Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited China Lithium Battery Technology Co., Ltd. 10930932
IPR2022-00211 Filed Intellectual Ventures II, LLC [Intellectual Ventures] Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company 7783788
IPR2022-00201 Filed Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha; Hoffman-La Roche Inc. Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC’
Fresenius Kabi SwissBioSim GmbH
9750752
IPR2022-00217 Filed Guada Technologies LLC [IP Edge] Ohio Farmers Insurance Company
Pregis LLC
7231379
IPR2022-00235 Filed Feinics Amatech Teoranta Infineon Technologies AG 9195932
IPR2021-01408 Filed StreamScale, Inc Intel Corporation 8683296
IPR2021-01003 Not Instituted – Merits Alcon, Inc.
Alcon Lensx, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc. 8398236
IPR2021-00913 Not Instituted – Merits Fortinet, Inc. Forescout Technologies, Inc. 9369299
IPR2021-01015 Not Instituted – Merits Metrc LLC Vyripharm Enterprises, Inc. 9959438
IPR2021-00912 Not Instituted – Merits Fortinet, Inc. Forescout Technologies, Inc. 9369299
IPR2021-00939 Not Instituted – Merits Appliance Computing III, Inc. Matterport, Inc. 10102673
IPR2021-00915 Not Instituted – Merits Fortinet, Inc. Forescout Technologies, Inc. 9948662
IPR2021-00982 Instituted Ecofactor, Inc. Google LLC 10612983
IPR2021-00935 Instituted Commvault Systems, Inc. Cohesity, Inc. 8762335
IPR2021-00986 Instituted Palo Alto Research Center Inc.
Palo Alto Research Center, Inc.
Snap, Inc. 9208439
IPR2021-00883 Instituted Wrinkl Inc. Facebook, Inc.
Meta Platforms, Inc.
10728192
IPR2021-00882 Instituted Wrinkl Inc. Facebook, Inc.
Meta Platforms, Inc.
9860198
IPR2021-00768 Instituted WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development Juniper Networks, Inc. 7483998
IPR2021-00987 Instituted Palo Alto Research Center Inc. Snap, Inc. 8489599
IPR2021-01090 Instituted Demaray LLC Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd 7544276
IPR2021-00990 Instituted Parkervision, Inc. TCL Industries Holdings Co., Ltd
Hisense Company, Ltd
7110444
IPR2021-00917 Instituted Gesture Technology Partners, LLC Unified Patents, LLC 7933431
IPR2021-00769 Instituted WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development Juniper Networks, Inc. 8284656
IPR2021-00934 Instituted Commvault Systems, Inc. Cohesity, Inc. 7725671
IPR2021-00103 Instituted Demaray LLC Applied Materials, Inc.
Intel Corporation
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
7544276
IPR2021-00968 Instituted Principal Lighting Group, LLC Grimco, Inc. 9311835
IPR2021-00449 Final Written Decision CARAVAN CANOPY INTERNATIONAL, INC
Caravan Canopy International, Inc.
Z-Shade Co., Ltd.
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC
Shelterlogic Corp.
Walmart Inc.
5944040
IPR2020-01020 Final Written Decision Arbor Global Strategies LLC Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
RE42035
IPR2020-01021 Final Written Decision Arbor Global Strategies LLC Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
7282951
IPR2020-01022 Final Written Decision Arbor Global Strategies LLC Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Pantech Co., Ltd.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
6781226
IPR2021-00356 Final Written Decision Monterey Research, LLC STMicroelectronics, Inc.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
6534805
IPR2020-00912 Final Written Decision Masimo Corporation Sotera Wireless, Inc. 10213108
IPR2020-01015 Final Written Decision Masimo Corporation Sotera Wireless, Inc. 9795300
IPR2020-00954 Final Written Decision Masimo Corporation Sotera Wireless, Inc. 9788735
IPR2020-01054 Final Written Decision Masimo Corporation Sotera Wireless, Inc. 9872623
IPR2021-00391 Final Written Decision Arbor Global Strategies, LLC Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
RE42035
IPR2020-00922 Final Written Decision BOT M8, LLC Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC 8078540
IPR2020-01026 Final Written Decision Caravan Canopy International, Inc. Walmart Inc.
Z-Shade Co., Ltd.
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC
Shelterlogic Corp.
5944040
IPR2021-00394 Final Written Decision Arbor Global Strategies LLC Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
7282951
IPR2020-00990 Final Written Decision Monterey Research, LLC Advance Micro Devices, Inc
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
STMicroelectronics, Inc.
6534805
IPR2021-00393 Final Written Decision Arbor Global Strategies LLC Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
6781226
IPR2020-00943 Final Written Decision Sap SE Teradata Corporation 7617179

District Court (62)

Case Number Action Plaintiff Defendant Patent
1:21-cv-06269 Filed Dyson Technology Ltd The Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified On Schedule A D715996
2:21-cv-20148 Filed Beteiro LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Draftkings Inc 10043341
9965920
10147266
10255755
2:21-cv-20153 Filed Beteiro LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Pointsbet Usa Inc
2:21-cv-20156 Filed Beteiro LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Mgm Resorts International
Entain PLC
Betmgm LLC
10043341
10255755
6104815
6508709
6443841
6106815
10147266
9965920
6113493
3:21-cv-01976 Filed Leave It Leash LLC John Doe
Katherine Cooke
Elizabeth Cooke
Tail Chasers LLC
11076579
10231434
6:21-cv-01217 Filed Atlas Global Technologies LLC Oneplus Technology Shenzen Co Ltd 9825738
9848442
9763259
10153886
9912513
10020919
9917679
10756851
1:21-cv-01661 Filed Harmony Licensing LLC [IP Edge] Juniper Systems RE42219
1:21-cv-01667 Filed Colonial Licensing LLC [IP Edge] Viavi Solutions Inc 8970710
1:21-cv-01671 Filed Novar Licensing LLC [IP Edge] Cirrus Logic Inc 8229104
6:21-cv-01227 Filed Lennon Image Technologies LLC [Empire IP] Chanel Sa Inc 6624843
5:21-cv-01115 Filed Magnesium Machine LLC Terves LLC 10689740
10329653
2:21-cv-00430 Filed Atlas Global Technologies LLC [Acacia Research Corp] Tp-link Corporation Ltd
Tp-link Technologies Co
Tp-link International Ltd
9825738
9763259
9531520
9912513
9532187
10020919
10756851
9917679
1:21-cv-06238 Filed Swirlate Ip LLC [IP Edge] Talk-a-phone LLC 7154861
7154961
7567622
1:21-cv-06261 Filed Smart Lock LLC [East Patent Texas Management] The Partnerships And Unincorporated Associations Identified In Schedule A 7012503
1:21-cv-20155 Filed Beteiro LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Pointsbet Usa Inc 10043341
9965920
10147266
10255755
2:21-cv-02548 Filed Way Too Cool LLC
William G Gardner Iii
Engenious Designs LLC 7781751
1:21-cv-01646 Filed Triumph Ip LLC [IP Edge] Qiagen Sciences LLC 7177291
6:21-cv-01222 Filed Greatgigz Solutions LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Integrity Urgent Care Management – China Spring LLC
Integrity Urgent Care Management – Copperas Cove LLC
6332125
6370510
7490086
5164897
9760864
4625081
6324538
5832497
5978768
6385620
10096000
7148991
6457005
6363376
6662194
6873964
6381592
6567784
5:21-cv-01173 Filed Huntleigh Technology Limited
Arjo Inc
Kevin Wilson
Eric Barta
Turn Medical LLC
Tara Psencik
Chris Niederkrom
7219379
7017211
6934986
6671905
7914611
10568435
5:21-cv-01985 Filed Graco Childrens Products Inc Baby Trend Inc 9414694
9706855
5:21-cv-01983 Filed Wonderland Nurserygoods Co Ltd Baby Trend Inc 6979017
1:21-cv-01657 Filed Coretek Licensing LLC [IP Edge] Preply Inc 9369575
8861512
9591551
9173154
1:21-cv-01658 Filed Coretek Licensing LLC [IP Edge] Windstream Holdings Inc 9369575
8861512
9591551
9173154
1:21-cv-06303 Filed Headwaters Inc The Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified On Schedule A 6919053
9737895
1:21-cv-01659 Filed Harmony Licensing LLC [IP Edge] Westell Technologies RE42219
1:21-cv-01663 Filed Mz Audio Sciences LLC Sony Corp
Sony Group Corporation Japan
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc
Sony Dadc Us Inc
7289961
1:21-cv-01669 Filed Novar Licensing LLC [IP Edge] 3m Company 8229104
1:21-cv-01672 Filed Novar Licensing LLC [IP Edge] National Instruments Corp 8229104
1:21-cv-03170 Filed Colonial Licensing LLC [IP Edge] Centripetal Networks Inc 8970710
1:21-cv-01241 Filed Weber Knapp Company Dominus Capital Lp
Premier Specialty Brands LLC Dba Kamado Joe
Masterbuilt Manufacturing LLC
D818341
10753135
11142934
D818342
10221603
4:21-cv-03873 Filed Plotagraph Inc Lightricks Ltd 10621469
10558342
10346017
6:21-cv-01225 Filed Ozmo Licensing LLC [IP Edge] Acer Inc 11012934
8599814
11122504
9264991
10873906
2:21-cv-06613 Filed Sulzer Mixpac Ag Kettenbach Lp
Kettenbach Gmbh And Co Kg
Xinial Systems Gmbh And Co Kg
2485852
4051261
5688539
4059599
9010578
4884886
1:21-cv-20157 Filed Beteiro LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Hard Rock Tristate Ac LLC
Boardwalk 1000 LLC
10043341
9965920
10147266
10255755
2:21-cv-20155 Filed Beteiro LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Pointsbet Usa Inc 10043341
9965920
10147266
10255755
1:21-cv-01642 Filed Sito Mobile Rd Ip LLC
Sito Mobile Ltd
True Crime Network LLC 9026673
7054949
10171846
9350777
9135636
8825887
9135635
9591360
9380088
7689706
9756362
10009637
1:21-cv-03154 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc Wideopenwest Inc 8165867
6978475
6629077
2:21-cv-05160 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc Basler Inc 8537242
6972790
6473527
1:21-cv-01660 Filed Harmony Licensing LLC [IP Edge] Hhcs Handheld Usa Inc RE42219
1:21-cv-01662 Filed Harmony Licensing LLC [IP Edge] Inseego Corp RE42219
1:21-cv-01664 Filed Benderloch Technologies LLC [IP Edge] Grass Valley Usa LLC 7272296
1:21-cv-01305 Filed Gilbert P Hyatt Andrew Hirshfeld 4476494
6:21-cv-01214 Filed Display Technologies LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] BMW 9300723
1:21-cv-01641 Filed Sito Mobile Rd Ip LLC
Sito Mobile Ltd
The Young Turks Inc 9026673
7054949
9350777
9135636
9135635
7689706
1:21-cv-20156 Filed Beteiro LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Mgm Resorts International
Entain PLC
Betmgm LLC
10043341
9965920
10147266
10255755
1:21-cv-01648 Filed Digi Portal LLC [IP Edge] Steven Madden Ltd 7565359
8352854
9626342
5983227
7171414
1:21-cv-09645 Filed Chikezie Ottah Verifone System Inc 7152840
4:21-cv-00931 Filed Colonial Licensing LLC [IP Edge] Exfo America Inc 8970710
2:21-cv-06609 Filed Sulzer Mixpac Ag Kettenbach Lp
Kettenbach Gmbh And Co Kg
Xinial Systems Gmbh And Co Kg
2:21-cv-01724 Filed The University Of Pittsburgh – Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education Kryo Inc
Ebb Therapeutics LLC
9089400
9492313
9669185
1:21-cv-20158 Filed Beteiro LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Hillside New Jersey LLC 10043341
9965920
10147266
10255755
1:21-cv-20148 Filed Beteiro LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Draftkings Inc 10043341
9965920
10147266
10255755
1:21-cv-01652 Filed Tranquility Ip LLC [IP Edge] Fortinet Inc 8272037
1:21-cv-01651 Filed Tranquility Ip LLC [IP Edge] Forescout Technologies Inc 8272037
1:21-cv-01653 Filed Tranquility Ip LLC [IP Edge] Unify Inc 8272037
1:21-cv-01656 Filed Novartis Sun Pharmaceutical 9890141
9085553
11058677
9353088
8927574
3:21-cv-09138 Filed Largan Precision Co Ltd Motorola Mobility LLC 10209487
8514499
9784948
10564397
9696519
8310767
1:21-cv-01666 Filed Benderloch Technologies LLC [IP Edge] Avid Technologies Inc 7272296
1:21-cv-01673 Filed Novar Licensing LLC [IP Edge] Nuvoton Technology Corporation Of America 8229104
6:21-cv-01226 Filed Aperture Net LLC [IP Edge] Itron Inc 6711204
1:21-cv-10071 Filed Peloton Interactive Inc Lululemon Athletica Inc D903233
D709668
D923914
D798539
D836291
D759942

 

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  • [Avatar for Pro Se]
    Pro Se
    December 2, 2021 11:55 pm

    @1 – Scary for Fortinet, Inc knowing that upon confirmation and appointment, any IPR submitted again will be ripe for an “inside job”.

  • [Avatar for Josh Malone]
    Josh Malone
    December 1, 2021 10:52 pm

    Kathi Vidal is listed as counsel for the three Forescout IPRs. How is that going to work?