Patent Filings Roundup: Seven New Discretionary Denials; Magnetar Capital’s Next Big Thing

https://depositphotos.com/46023047/stock-photo-lawsuit-word-smashing-glass.htmlIt was a light week at the Board and in the courts (relatively speaking), with 49 new district court patent filings and 19 inter partes reviews (IPRs), both a bit less than recent averages. There were another 72 district court dismissals, including a number of WSOU, CallStat [Jeffrey Gross], and other file-and-settle entity dismissals filling up the docket. The Board issued seven new discretionary denials, discussed below, and the Apple/Ericsson 5G dispute continued to spill into the open in venues worldwide, with district court cases, IPRs, ITC, and European disputes filling out the docket. Magnetar filed another campaign in recent weeks and followed up with hitting Apple this week; a number of parties were denied institution against Express Mobile patents (though two of the five patents have been instituted, and more are pending on the others); and Vector Capital’s Monterey Research lost yet another set of claims in a challenge by AMD at the Board. A new stone-related NPE title, Marble VOIP Partners LLC, appears to be the most recent in a long line of groups spun off from the IBM sale to Daedalus Group LLC; and DynaIP’s action sped up this week, with a new filings in a couple of their campaigns. New semiconductor activity remained high, with multiple new entities and suits.

Magnetar’s Next Big Thing: It appears the Magnetar Capital Irish subsidiaries run through entity Atlantic IP—big-dollar litigations against the biggest names on the Fortune 500 list—all follow a similar pattern; identify a portfolio that covers a technology adjacent to or that reads on most personal electronic devices (whether charging, RF, chip-related, or otherwise), sue the biggest handset manufacturers (usually Samsung first, followed shortly thereafter by Apple, and then down the list) on a subset of the portfolio, and in the meantime exert licensing pressure on other entities, suppliers, potential infringers, and smaller device providers. Whether it’s making them money or not will be hard to tell, but in the instances where they’ve (at least arguably) lost or struggled in the first round of litigation (as with Neodron or Data Scape), they generally move on to other patents and continue to roll, almost like clockwork. Well, that’s happening again, this time with an entity called Speir Technologies, albeit with what appears to be a much smaller portfolio behind the campaign. They sued Samsung a few weeks ago, then Apple, and one would assume they are fanning out and rent-seeking among the rest of the industry as they exert public pressure through the courts (and, often, the ITC). The patents are related to wireless locating of devices, such as they are.

Board Issues Seven Discretionary Denials under 325(d): It was a big week for discretionary denials at the Board, with seven parties getting denied for 325(d) and other various reasons, including petitioners Trend Micro, Nespresso USA, and Atrium Medical. The various cases generally relied on art cited in prosecution or subsequent reexamination proceedings to deny institution; a few were related to cases that had earlier been denied on the merits.

                                    PTAB (19)

Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent
IPR2022-00465 Filed Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Apple, Inc 8731124
IPR2022-00454 Filed Healthier Choices Management Corp. Philip Morris USA, Inc. 10561170
IPR2022-00469 Filed Vocalife, LLC Sonos, Inc. RE47049
IPR2022-00455 Filed Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Apple, Inc 10165601
IPR2022-00442 Filed Traxcell Technologies, LLC Google LLC 10820147
IPR2022-00420 Filed Billjco, LLC Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Aruba Networks, LLC
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Apple, Inc
10477994
IPR2022-00340 Filed Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson Apple Inc. 10470203
IPR2022-00434 Filed Modern Font Applications LLC Coinbase, Inc. 8522127
IPR2022-00436 Filed Clantech Inc Coinbase, Inc. 9892093
IPR2022-00358 Filed Parus Holdings Inc Google LLC 7881941
IPR2022-00404 Filed Causam Enterprises, Inc. Unified Patents, LLC 10396592
IPR2022-00445 Filed Teladoc Health, Inc Avail Medsystems, Inc 8849679
IPR2022-00444 Filed Teladoc Health, Inc Avail Medsystems, Inc 10887545
IPR2022-00471 Filed Tq Delta LLC Nokia Corporation 8462835
IPR2022-00459 Filed Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Apple, Inc 8798658
IPR2022-00435 Filed Clantech Inc Coinbase, Inc. 9886421
IPR2022-00441 Filed Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co Ltd TCT Mobile (US) Inc. 10777290
IPR2022-00440 Filed Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co Ltd TCT Mobile (US) Inc. 9208717
IPR2022-00464 Filed Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson Apple Inc. 10193600
IPR2021-01250 Not Instituted – Merits The University of British Columbia Berkeley Lights, Inc. 10421936
IPR2021-01074 Not Instituted – Merits United Services Automobile Association PNC Bank, N.A. 10482432
IPR2021-01168 Not Instituted – Merits Magema Technology LLC Phillips 66 10308884
IPR2021-01204 Not Instituted – Merits Medy-Tox, Inc. Revance Therapeutics, Inc. 9480731
IPR2021-01205 Not Instituted – Merits Blue Yonder Group Inc Kinaxis Inc.
Kinaxis Inc
7050874
IPR2021-01145 Not Instituted – Merits Express Mobile, Inc. SAP America, Inc. 9471287
IPR2021-01228 Not Instituted – Merits Express Mobile, Inc. Adobe Inc. 9063755
IPR2021-01175 Not Instituted – Merits Magema Technology LLC Phillips 66 10533141
PGR2021-00101 Not Instituted – Merits Cupp Computing AS Trend Micro, Inc. 10951632
IPR2021-01227 Not Instituted – Merits Express Mobile, Inc. Adobe Inc. 9471287
IPR2021-01144 Not Instituted – Merits Express Mobile, Inc. SAP America, Inc. 9063755
IPR2021-01200 Not Instituted – Merits Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc Atrium Medical Corporation 7947022
IPR2021-01173 Not Instituted – Merits Magema Technology LLC Phillips 66 10584287
IPR2021-01203 Not Instituted – Merits Medy-Tox, Inc. Revance Therapeutics, Inc. 9480731
IPR2021-01155 Not Instituted – Merits Centripetal Networks Inc. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. 10567343
IPR2021-01071 Not Instituted – Merits United Services Automobile Association PNC Bank, N.A. 10482432
IPR2021-01225 Not Instituted – Merits Express Mobile, Inc. Adobe Inc. 9928044
IPR2021-01174 Not Instituted – Merits Magema Technology LLC Phillips 66 10604709
IPR2021-01221 Not Instituted – Procedural K-Fee System Gmbh Nespresso USA, Inc. 10858176
IPR2021-01222 Not Instituted – Procedural K-Fee System Gmbh Nespresso USA, Inc. 10858177
IPR2021-01223 Not Instituted – Procedural K-Fee System Gmbh Nespresso USA, Inc. 10870531
IPR2021-01114 Not Instituted – Procedural Acqis LLC Intel Corporation RE44654
IPR2021-01199 Not Instituted – Procedural Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc Atrium Medical Corporation 7785302
IPR2021-01113 Not Instituted – Procedural Acqis LLC Intel Corporation RE44654
PGR2021-00100 Not Instituted – Procedural Cupp Computing AS Trend Micro, Inc. 10951632
IPR2021-01263 Not Instituted – Procedural Arigna Technology Ltd [Magnetar Capital, Atlantic IP] Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. 7397318
IPR2021-01036 Instituted U.S. Well Services, LLC Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. 9611728
IPR2021-01236 Instituted Cupp Computing AS Trend Micro, Inc. 10951632
IPR2021-01037 Instituted U.S. Well Services, LLC Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
Cimarex Energy, Co.
9745840
IPR2021-01035 Instituted U.S. Well Services, LLC Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. 9970278
IPR2021-01249 Instituted The University of British Columbia Berkeley Lights, Inc. 10087408
IPR2021-01237 Instituted Cupp Computing AS Trend Micro, Inc. 10951632
IPR2021-01220 Instituted Power2B Inc. Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
8610675
IPR2021-01257 Instituted Power2B Inc. Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
9317170
IPR2021-01247 Instituted Blue Yonder Group Inc Kinaxis Inc.
KINAXIS CORP
7574383
IPR2021-01239 Instituted Power2B Inc. Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
8624850
IPR2021-01038 Instituted U.S. Well Services, LLC Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
Cimarex Energy, Co.
10408030
IPR2021-01034 Instituted U.S. Well Services, LLC Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. 10337308
IPR2021-00416 Adverse Judgment Content Square SAS
Clicktale Ltd
Quantum Metric, Incorporated
Decibel Insight, Ltd
10079737
IPR2020-01334 Final Written Decision Engle Grange, LLC Unified Patents, LLC 8548645
IPR2020-01124 Final Written Decision Monterey Research, LLC [Vector Capital Corp.] Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 6629226
IPR2020-01210 Final Written Decision Analog Devices, Inc. Xilinx, Inc
Xilinx Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
10250250
IPR2020-01053 Final Written Decision Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.. Slayback Pharma LLC 9815827
IPR2020-01103 Final Written Decision 3G Licensing S.A.
Sisvel International S.A.
Cradlepoint, Inc.
Dell, Inc.
Sierra Wireless, Inc.
Thales Dis Ais Deutschland Gmbh
ZTE Corporation
8879503
IPR2020-01099 Final Written Decision Sisvel International S.A. Cradlepoint, Inc.
Dell, Inc.
Sierra Wireless, Inc.
Thales Dis Ais Deutschland Gmbh
ZTE Corporation
6529561
IPR2020-01200 Final Written Decision Personal Genomics Taiwan, Inc. Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. 7767441
IPR2020-01087 Final Written Decision 3Shape A/S Align Technology, Inc. 10349042
IPR2020-01041 Final Written Decision Sound View Innovations, LLC Dish Network LLC
DISH Technologies LLC
Sling TV LLC
6725456
IPR2020-01102 Final Written Decision Sisvel International S.A. Cradlepoint, Inc.
Dell, Inc.
Sierra Wireless, Inc.
Thales Dis Ais Deutschland Gmbh
ZTE Corporation
7894443
IPR2020-01163 Final Written Decision Personal Genomics Taiwan, Inc. Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. 7767441
IPR2020-01071 Final Written Decision Sisvel International S.A. Cradlepoint, Inc.
Dell, Inc.
Sierra Wireless, Inc.
Thales Dis Ais Deutschland Gmbh
ZTE Corporation
8364196

                          District Court (49)

Case Number Action Plaintiff Defendant Patent
6:22-cv-00070 Filed Hanger Solutions LLC [IP Investments Group] Charter Communications Inc 6609159
6430623
6772227
2:22-cv-00023 Filed Geotag Ip LLC [Dynamic Deals, d/b/a DynaIP] Ams Sensors Usa Inc 9511910
6:22-cv-00077 Filed Speir Technologies Ltd [Magentar Capital, Atlantic IP] Apple Inc 7321777
8345780
6:22-cv-00078 Filed Geotag Ip LLC [Dynamic Deals, d/b/a DynaIP] Rf Micron Inc Doing Business As Axzon Inc 9511910
1:22-cv-00083 Filed Novartis Teva Pharmaceutical 11058667
6:22-cv-00084 Filed Mov-ology LLC [MOV Digital Media, Inc.] Bigcommerce Pty Ltd
Bigcommerce Holdings Inc
Bigcommerce Inc
9286282
10769358
6:22-cv-00087 Filed Linfo Ip LLC [Dynamic Deals, d/b/a DynaIP] Ace Hardware Corp 9430131
6:22-cv-00061 Filed Ericsson Inc
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson Co
Apple Inc 8472999
10880794
9853621
9509273
8792454
9705400
7957770
7151430
4:22-cv-00032 Filed Billy Pennington
P S Products Inc
Focus Technology Co Ltd Doing Business As Wwwmadeinchinacom 4014352
4:22-cv-00033 Filed Billy Pennington
P S Products Inc
Dp And Company Inc Doing Business As Wwwdpciwholesalecom D680188
D576246
4014352
6:22-cv-00068 Filed Ecofactor Inc [Trane Technologies, Inc., unknown funding] Amazoncom Inc 10584890
10534382
7:22-cv-00441 Filed Display Technologies LLC [Leigh Rothschild, patent Asset Management] Informed Data Systems Inc Doing Business As One Drop 9300723
2:22-cv-00153 Filed Rail Scale Inc Coastal Rail Scales L L C 10996100
8:22-cv-00103 Filed Ecofactor Inc [Trane Technologies, Inc., unknown funding] Lg Corp 10534382
8019567
8740100
6:22-cv-00081 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc [Intellectual Ventures] Honda Motor Co Ltd 6972790
8537242
1:22-cv-00063 Filed Richman Technology Corporation Abode Systems Inc 8350698
9449484
8981933
4:22-cv-00030 Filed Billy Pennington
P S Products Inc
Jp Communications Inc Doing Business As Wwwmanufacturercom 4014352
4:22-cv-00034 Filed Billy Pennington
P S Products Inc
Dc Mach Inc Doing Business As Carvers Olde Iron D806449
4:22-cv-00035 Filed Billy Pennington
P S Products Inc
Cutting Edge Products Inc Doing Business As Wwwcuttingedgeproductscom D680188
D576246
6:22-cv-00063 Filed S3g Technology LLC Sephora Usa 8572571
9304758
6:22-cv-00066 Filed Innomemory LLC [InnoBrilliance LLC, C. Eric Smith] Procore Technologies Inc 7057960
8826394
1:22-cv-00069 Filed Onstream Media Corporation Vidyo Inc 10951855
9467728
9161068
10038930
10200648
10694142
11128833
10674109
3:22-cv-00373 Filed Avago Technologies International Sales Pte Limited
Ca Inc
Netflix 10911938
9402098
8646014
7103794
8656419
1:22-cv-00563 Filed Avery Dennison Rfid Company
Avery Dennison Retail Information Services LLC
Evrythng Limited 9794321
9582595
6:22-cv-00082 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc [Intellectual Ventures] Sensopart Industriesensorik Gmbh 6972790
8537242
1:22-cv-00272 Filed Qinfeng Yu The Partnerships And Unincorporated Associations Identified On Schedule A
1:22-cv-00065 Filed Bnp Holdings LLC Intuit Inc 6374229
4:22-cv-00031 Filed Billy Pennington
P S Products Inc
Estores International LLC Doing Business As Premier Gun Cabinets D609582
6:22-cv-00064 Filed Callstat Solutions LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Logmein Inc 6243452
6:22-cv-00065 Filed Callstat Solutions LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Qualcomm Incorporated 6137789
6510148
7:22-cv-00488 Filed Display Technologies LLC [Leigh Rothschild, patent Asset Management] Sony Corp 9300723
6:22-cv-00074 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc [Intellectual Ventures] Technicolor Sa 8165867
6:22-cv-00076 Filed Marble Voip Partners LLC [Daedalus Group LLC, Slingshot IOT LLC, Quartz Auto Technologies, LLC, poss YE Capital] Microsoft Corporation 7376129
6:22-cv-00079 Filed Videolabs Inc
Vl Collective Ip LLC [Bardin Hill Investment Partners (f/k/a Halcyon Capital Management), Soryn IP Group, Joe Chernesky]
Amazoncom Inc
Amazon
8605794
7970059
8139878
7440559
7266682
6880156
7769238
14745600
6:22-cv-00080 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc [Intellectual Ventures] Antares Vision Spa 6972790
8537242
7557920
6:22-cv-00086 Filed Linfo Ip LLC [Dynamic Deals d/b/a DynaIP] Pentair Filtration Solutions LLC 9430131
6:22-cv-00088 Filed Linfo Ip LLC [Dynamic Deals, d/b/a DynaIP] Bps Direct LLC Doing Business As Bass Pro Shops 9430131
1:22-cv-10090 Filed Epropelled Inc Exro Technologies Inc 7382103
6:22-cv-00059 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc [Intellectual Ventures] Advantech Co Ltd 6972790
8537242
6:22-cv-00060 Filed Ericsson Inc
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson Co
Apple Inc 11139872
9532355
8102805
10425817
1:22-cv-00191 Filed BelAir Electronics Inc Brillotech Inc
I-blason LLC
7941195
10097676
7194291
8:22-cv-00145 Filed Omnia Medical LLC Sean Laneve
Painteq LLC
Charles Girsch
10426539
11083511
4646387
4646388
D922568
D905232
6:22-cv-00069 Filed Ecofactor Inc [Trane Technologies, Inc., unknown funding] Resideo Technologies Inc 10584890
10534382
1:22-cv-00073 Filed Callstat Solutions LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Resilio Inc 6243452
2:22-cv-00406 Filed Bestway Inflatables Material Corp
Bestway Usa Inc
Intex Recreation Corp
Intex Marketing Ltd
Intex Industries Xiamen Co Ltd
Intex Development Company Ltd
10687633
1:22-cv-00149 Filed SleekEZ LLC Equigroomer LLC D817560
5987404
4913415
9474250
1:22-cv-00488 Filed Display Technologies LLC [Leigh Rothschild, patent Asset Management] Sony Corp 9300723
2:22-cv-00024 Filed Rampart Asset Management LLC [Undisclosed Investors, Dean Chamberlain, poss. Rambus] Texas Instruments 7210016
8472511
8395951
8214616
7225311
9721642
10192609
9367248
8537601
7177998
1:22-cv-00588 Filed Linfo Ip LLC [Dynamic Deals, d/b/a DynaIP] Loreal 9430131

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