Patent Filings Roundup: Denial of Me-Too Joinder under General Plastics; Magnetar Sub, Wielding LG Wireless Charging Patents, Sues Volkswagen

patent filings roundup - https://depositphotos.com/69425507/stock-photo-a-law-book-with-a.htmlA light district court week saw just 37 new patent filings (I believe, the lowest week of the year to date); statistically, the beginning of the year, month, and quarter are generally lower than the rest of the year in terms of patent filings, due primarily to the filing patterns of megafiler IP Edge and their proclivity to ramp up filings at the ends of months and quarters. There were 78 terminations (just above average). Frequent filer, RFC Lenders of Texas LLC, ensnared yet another local Texas company, this time Texas Southern Tire Mart LLC, in volume patent litigation; Intellectual Ventures refiled their new automotive OEM campaign outside of the Eastern District of Texas, moving to the Northern for certain OEMs; and Jack Henry Associates, as provider to many banks and websites of check deposit software, filed a declaratory judgment action against frequent filer, Lupercal LLC.

Magnetar Sub Targets Auto OEM on LG Wireless Charging Patents: Atlantic IP/Magnetar Capital subsidiary Scramoge has moved on from suing charging and phone companies to suing automotive manufacturers, adding Volkswagen to a new suit (their seventh on these patents) in the Eastern District of Michigan (further evidence of the fallout from the Federal Circuit’s venue ruling on mandamus). The patents all came from LG but were sold or spun off to the funded subsidiary before being asserted against charging device manufacturers like Anker, Belkin, Morphie, Google, and of course Apple and Samsung (both seemingly accused in all of Magnetar’s 11 suits to date). As discussed here previously, the Qi standard—wireless charging for devices—is ripe for assertion, as the standard/patent picture is murky at best and most devices implement the nonetheless simple technology. Volkswagen is accused of infringing based on wireless charging pads built into their newer models.

Me-Too Joinder Denied Under General Plastics: In IPR2022-00053, the Board denied a joinder motion to an instituted case where the petitioner Apple, a defendant in litigation on the patent, had agreed not to participate actively and to be bound by the filer’s arguments, and had added no new matter. The Board reasoned that the joinder was a serial attempt, and that the possibility that the main party would settle out and the petitioner would then take over would be unfair. It’s worth noting that, had they been allowed to join, they would also have been estopped by the results of the proceeding, and it would have made complete resolution of the pending district court challenge far more efficient; they’re now free to raise identical grounds in district court if they so choose.

                               PTAB (32)

Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent
IPR2022-00799 Filed Clantech, Inc. CoStar Realty Information, Inc
Duolingo, Inc
9886421
IPR2022-00742 Filed Mira Advanced Technology Systems, Inc. Google LLC 10594854
IPR2022-00804 Filed Parus Holdings, Inc Microsoft Corporation 8185402
IPR2022-00818 Filed Roku, Inc. Universal Electronics, Inc
Gemstar Technology Co. Ltd
C.G. Development, Ltd
8378875
IPR2022-00842 Filed Overhead Door Corp [Sanwa Holdings Corp.] The Chamberlain Group LLC 9869120
IPR2022-00819 Filed Thermolife International, LLC Human Power of N Company 8455531
IPR2022-00775 Filed Flexiworld Technologies, Inc. Unified Patents, LLC 9836257
PGR2022-00031 Filed Wepay Global Payments LLC [William Grecia] Early Warning Services, LLC D930702
IPR2022-00766 Filed Smart Mobile Technologies LLC [Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTTG), IP Holdings (f/k/a Samura International, Inc.), Smart Mobile, Inc.] Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Apple, Inc
8824434
IPR2022-00847 Filed Cao Lighting, Inc [CAO Group, Inc.] Ideal Industries Lighting, LLC d/b/a Cree Lighting
Wolfspeed, Inc
6465961
IPR2022-00816 Filed University of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization Guardant Health, Inc. 10760127
IPR2022-00797 Filed Jawbone Innovations, LLC [Fortress IP, Softbank] Google LLC 8321213
IPR2022-00793 Filed Touchstream Technologies, Inc. [d/b/a Shodogg] Google LLC 8782528
IPR2022-00802 Filed Extremity Medical LLC Nextremity 8303589
IPR2022-00800 Filed Raytheon Co CoStar Realty Information, Inc
Duolingo, Inc
9892093
IPR2022-00798 Filed Clantech, Inc CoStar Realty Information, Inc
Duolingo, Inc
8522127
IPR2022-00815 Filed Smart Path Connections, LLC [poss. related to Correct Transmission LLC] Juniper Networks, Inc. 7386010
IPR2022-00750 Filed Uberfan, LLC Snap, Inc. 9477744
IPR2022-00848 Filed Cao Lighting, Inc Ideal Industries Lighting, LLC d/b/a Cree Lighting
Wolfspeed, Inc
6634770
IPR2022-00792 Filed Vineyard Investigations, Inc. E. & J. Gallo Winery 10645881
IPR2022-00786 Filed P Tech, LLC Arthrex, Inc 9579129
IPR2022-00805 Filed Parus Holdings, Inc Google LLC 9769314
IPR2022-00807 Filed Smart Mobile Technologies LLC [Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTTG), IP Holdings (f/k/a Samura International, Inc.), Smart Mobile, Inc.] Apple, Inc
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
9756168
IPR2022-00844 Filed Hangzhou Chic Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. DGL Group, Ltd. 10597107
IPR2022-00808 Filed Smart Mobile Technologies LLC [Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTTG), IP Holdings (f/k/a Samura International, Inc.), Smart Mobile, Inc.] Apple, Inc
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
8442501
IPR2022-00716 Filed Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Apple, Inc 9705400
IPR2022-00736 Filed Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson AB Apple, Inc 6879849
IPR2022-00758 Filed Throughputer Inc Microsoft Corporation 10430242
IPR2022-00817 Filed University of Washington

Through Its Center For Commercialization

Guardant Health, Inc. 10760127
IPR2022-00755 Filed Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 [IP Bridge, Inc.] Nokia of America Corporation
Ericsson Inc
8385239
IPR2022-00795 Filed Touchstream Technologies, Inc. [d/b/a Shodogg] Google LLC 8356251
IPR2022-00794 Filed Touchstream Technologies, Inc. [d/b/a Shodogg] Google LLC 8904289
IPR2021-01571 Not Instituted – Merits Blaze Mobile, Inc.
Michelle Fisher
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
9378493
PGR2022-00002 Not Instituted – Merits Jianping Huang
TS Conductor Corp.
CTC Global Corporation 10886036
IPR2022-00053 Not Instituted – Procedural Koss Corporation Apple, Inc 10206025
IPR2021-01562 Not Instituted – Procedural Corning Optical Communications, LLC [Corning Incorporated] Panduit Corp. 10444456
IPR2021-01545 Not Instituted – Procedural Orange Electronic Co., Ltd. Autel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. 8031064
IPR2022-00159 Instituted Shell Oil Company [Royal Dutch Shell Plc] Scientific Design Company, Inc. 8357825
IPR2021-01458 Instituted Palo Alto Research Center Inc. [Xerox Corporation] Twitter, Inc. 8489599
IPR2021-01459 Instituted Palo Alto Research Center Inc. [Xerox Corporation] Twitter, Inc. 8489599
PGR2021-00030 Instituted Seagen Inc. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
10808039
IPR2021-01567 Instituted HD Silicon Solutions LLC (f/k/a Innovative Silicon Solutions, LLC) Microchip Technology, Inc. 7810002
IPR2022-00016 Instituted Mad Dogg Athletics Inc Peloton Interactive, Inc 9694240
IPR2022-00017 Instituted Mad Dogg Athletics Inc Peloton Interactive, Inc. 10137328
IPR2021-01548 Instituted Vervain, LLC Micron Technology, Inc. 9196385
IPR2021-01434 Instituted Palo Alto Research Center Inc. [Xerox Corporation] Facebook, Inc. 8732584
IPR2021-00909 Instituted Sable Networks, Inc. Cloudfare, Inc.
Sonicwall Inc.
Cloudflare, Inc.
Splunk Inc.
8243593
PGR2021-00042 Instituted Seagen Inc.
Sweegen Inc.
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
10808039
IPR2021-01441 Instituted Maxell Holdings, Ltd.
Maxell, Ltd. [Maxell Holdings, Ltd.]
Amperex Technology LTD. 9077035
IPR2022-00158 Instituted Shell Oil Company [Royal Dutch Shell Plc] Scientific Design Company, Inc. 8357813
IPR2021-01566 Instituted Unirac, Inc. Ecofasten Solar, LLC
Wencon Development, Inc. d/b/a Quickmont PV Corporation
Esdec, Inc.
8128044
DER2017-00031 Instituted Marc Selner Global Health Solutions, LLC null
IPR2021-01440 Instituted Maxell Holdings, Ltd.
Maxell, Ltd. [Maxell Holdings, Ltd.]
Amperex Technology LTD. 8691446
IPR2021-01549 Instituted Vervain, LLC [G.R. Mohan Rao, Greenthread] Micron Technology, Inc. 9997240
IPR2021-01547 Instituted Vervain, LLC [G.R. Mohan Rao, Greenthread] Micron Technology, Inc. 8891298
IPR2021-01443 Instituted Maxell Holdings, Ltd.
Maxell, Ltd. [Maxell Holdings, Ltd.]
Amperex Technology LTD. 9350019
IPR2020-01532 Final Written Decision Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS [Aker BioMarine ASA] Rimfrost AS 9644169
IPR2020-01669 Final Written Decision Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur
Foerderung Der Angewadten Forschung EV
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 6548391
IPR2020-01714 Final Written Decision Masimo Corporation Apple, Inc 10631765
IPR2020-01533 Final Written Decision Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS [Aker BioMarine ASA] Rimfrost AS 9816046
IPR2020-01665 Final Written Decision Fat Statz, LLC Unified Patents, LLC 9757066
IPR2020-01597 Final Written Decision Xilinx, Inc
Xilinx Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. [Xilinx, Inc]
Analog Devices, Inc. 7224184
IPR2020-01715 Final Written Decision Masimo Corporation Apple, Inc 10631765
IPR2020-01436 Final Written Decision Proven Networks LLC [RAK Investments, Russ, August, and Kabat] NetApp, Inc. 7450507
IPR2022-00124 Procedural Termination Lennon Image Technologies, LLC [Empire IP LLC] Perfect Corp. 6624843
IPR2020-01677 Procedural Termination Maxpower Semiconductor Inc. Rohm Semiconductor USA, LLC 8659076

                        District Court (37)

Case Number Action Plaintiff Defendant Patent
1:22-cv-00444 Filed Merck Sharp Dohme Co Inc [Merck & Co., Inc.] Lifestar Pharma LLC
Mankind Pharma Ltd
7326708
1:22-cv-00446 Filed Wikeshire Ip LLC [IP Edge LLC] Q-free America Inc 6609061
1:22-cv-00264 Filed Vanocur Refractories LLC Stelco Inc
Fosbel Inc
Upstate Refractory Services Inc
8266853
6:22-cv-00357 Filed Wildseed Mobile LLC Google LLC
Youtube Inc
7376414
10869169
10959040
10251021
9141960
1:22-cv-02803 Filed Usb Bridge Solutions LLC [IP Investments Group LLC] Verbatim Americas LLC 7231485
6:22-cv-00358 Filed Ollnova Technologies Limited [magenIP Services Limited] Verdant Environmental Technologies Inc
Emerson Electric Co
7746887
8224282
0:22-cv-60683 Filed Voltstar Technologies Inc Staples Inc 9024581
RE48794
2:22-cv-10730 Filed Scramoge Technology Limited [Atlantic IP Services Limited] Volkswagen 10193392
7825537
10546685
2:22-cv-00581 Filed Caa Industries Ltd Recover Innovations Inc Doing Business As Recover Tactical 8312803
8887432
1:22-cv-01815 Filed Huhtamaki Inc [Huhtamaki Oyj] Broadview Packaging Inc Dba Northwest Enterprises D554434
2:22-cv-00107 Filed Emergent Mobile LLC Samsung Group 9097530
9819506
9198014
1:22-cv-01732 Filed Nautilus M M Imports LLC
Michael Manganiello
Michael Lyons
8002680
3:22-cv-02159 Filed Chian Chiu Li Apple Inc 11016564
1:22-cv-02019 Filed Evoke Pharma Inc Teva Pharmaceutical
Teva Pharmaceutical Usa Inc
8334281
11020361
3:22-cv-00798 Filed Jack Henry Associates Inc Lupercal LLC 9386094
1:22-cv-02011 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc Vicon Industries Inc 6972790
6473527
8537242
3:22-cv-00761 Filed Intellectual Ventures Co
Intellectual Ventures Ii LLC
American Honda Finance Corp
American Honda Motor Co Inc
Honda Motor Co Ltd
6832283
7382771
7684318
8953641
9291475
9232158
10292138
9681466
7891004
9602608
8811356
6:22-cv-00356 Filed Health Discovery Corporation Intel Corp 7542959
8095483
10402685
7117188
1:22-cv-00370 Filed Robert Bosch Gmbh Westport Fuel Systems Canada Inc 6298829
6575138
1:22-cv-00445 Filed Wikeshire Ip LLC [IP Edge LLC] Transcore Lp 6609061
2:22-cv-00104 Filed Rampart Asset Management LLC Silicon Motion Inc 9721642
10192609
7225311
8214616
9367248
8472511
1:22-cv-00455 Filed Dialog Semiconductor Bv [Renesas Electronics Corporation] Heritage Ip LLC 6854067
1:22-cv-00458 Filed Qiagen Hamburg Gmbh
Qiagen LLC
Bio-rad Laboratories 10921237
10782226
11073468
11237096
RE41780
11231355
3:22-cv-00527 Filed Smiths Consumer Products Inc [Smith Abrasives] Gourmet Man LLC Doing Business As Bbq Nation D587550
2:22-cv-02219 Filed Shenzhen Gooloo E-commerce Co Ltd
Hulkman LLC
Pilot Inc 10046653
2:22-cv-00103 Filed Atlas Global Technologies LLC [Acacia Research Corporation] D-link Corp 9912513
9763259
10153886
9917679
9825738
10756851
9531520
10020919
9848442
1:22-cv-02749 Filed Tolife Technologies Pty Ltd
Moshe Maor
The Individuals Corporations Limited Liability Companies Partnerships And Unincorporated Associations Identified On Schedule A To The Complaint D858877
6:22-cv-00355 Filed Atlas Global Technologies LLC [Acacia Research Corporation] Zyxel Networks Corporation
Zyxel Communications Corp
9912513
9763259
10153886
9917679
9825738
10756851
9531520
10020919
9848442
1:22-cv-00451 Filed Novartis Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc 11058667
2:22-cv-01993 Filed Celgene [Bristol-Myers Squibb Company] Msn Pharmaceuticals Inc
Msn Laboratories Pvt Ltd
8735428
8198262
10555939
8828427
8673939
9993467
2:22-cv-00459 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc Firstech LLC 8165867
6:22-cv-00362 Filed Vdpp LLC Microsoft Corporation
4:22-cv-00266 Filed Rfc Lenders Of Texas LLC [RFC Capital Holdings Inc.] Southern Tire Mart LLC Doing Business As Texas Southern Tire Mart LLC 7430471
1:22-cv-02783 Filed Blackbird Tech LLC Swissco LLC D720933
1:22-cv-01743 Filed Internet Media Interactive Corp Motorola Solutions Inc 6049835
1:22-cv-21035 Filed Bell Northern Research LLC [Hilco Inc.] Wingtech Technology Co Ltd
Hmd America Inc
Tinno Mobile Corp
Unisoc Technologies Co Ltd
Hmd Global Oy
et al.
7039435
7957450
7319889
6941156
8396072
6858930
7564914
8204554
8792432
8416862
6696941
6963129
RE48629
6:22-cv-00682 Filed Atleisure Lowes Companies Inc 8104492

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    Pro Say
    April 14, 2022 05:04 pm

    “they’re now free to raise identical grounds in district court if they so choose.”

    As it should be.

    As it should have been right from the start.

    The right call PTAB — you smelled the stench of the serial attempt rat.

    This is exactly the kind of shenanigans Director Vidal — and Congress — should — must — quickly put an end to.