Patent Filings Roundup: FintivDenials Over WD of TX, ITC Schedules; Vector Capital-Funded Semi Campaign Hits an IPR Wall

Patent Filings - https://depositphotos.com/84015320/stock-photo-lawsuit-written-in-search-bar.htmlThis week saw 60 district court patent filings, 76 terminations, 26 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions (some post grant reviews [PGRs] in there), and two new Fintiv denials—one PGR and one inter partes review (IPR). Gesture Technology had a handful of IPRs instituted against its asserted portfolio; lots of dismissals from relatively high-profile semiconductor cases suggest either a group or cheap RPX settlement; and a number of older assertion campaigns seemed to wrap up with terminations.

Funded Vector Capital Semi Campaign Screeches to Halt: While it’s unclear exactly what the terms of the dismissal were—whether a payment or a walkway or some third-party license—a few days after the parties in the long-running, litigation-funded Monterey Research campaign announced to the judge that IPRs had been instituted on the pending patents, Monterey filed a joint motion to terminate the district court proceedings.  From the outside looking in, that looks like a devastating loss for the funder, who had sued 11, including Qualcomm, Marvell, STMicro, Nanya, AMD, and effectively the rest of the semiconductor industry.  The settlements or dimissals haven’t hit all the cases, so it’s possible Monterey Research was settling with the parties bringing the IPRs in an attempt to preserve the case against the remaining parties.

Fintiv Denials over ITC, WD of TX Schedules: In the Luxshare Precision Ind. Co. v. Amphenol Co. IPR, a petition was denied this week over a June 2022 ITC hearing date under the Fintiv rule; in a separate competitor-competitor case, NXP USA v. Impinj, Inc., a Western District of Texas claim construction intervened, and the Board found a Feb. 21, 2023 projected trial date (one of three) was too close in time, thus meriting another Fintiv denial (though under the PGR statute, it’s technically under section 324, not 314).  The panel there accepted at face value that the trial would move forward as scheduled a few months before the FWD date, despite three concurrently scheduled trials and much evidence to the contrary regarding scheduled trial dates in that district, relying on Apple Inc. v. Fintiv, Inc., IPR2020-00019, Paper 15, 13 (PTAB May 13, 2020) (informative) (“Fintiv II”) (““We generally take courts’ trial schedules at face value absent some strong evidence to the contrary.”).  It’s worth noting that, for instance, the third VLSI trial, which has yet to occur, was originally scheduled (and the basis of Fintiv rejections) more than two years ago, and the actual Fintiv trial itself, also now before the Western, has yet to occur more than three years later (Markman finally occurred a month or so ago, resulting in the parties having to pay the court’s former clerk and “technical advisor” Josh Yi upwards of $30,000). The IPR is IPR2022-00132 and the PGR is 2022-00005.

PTAB (26)

Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent
IPR2022-00998 Filed Tg Biotech Co Ltd BTC Corporation 8357786
IPR2022-00949 Filed Parus Holdings, Inc Apple, Inc 8185402
IPR2022-00890 Filed Ebates Performance Marketing, Inc. d/b/a Rakuten Rewards International Business Machines Corp. 8072968
IPR2022-00966 Filed Sydnexis, Inc. Eyenovia, Inc. 10201534
IPR2022-00954 Filed iFIT, Inc. Tonal Systems, Inc. 10953268
IPR2022-00983 Filed Ecofactor, Inc. Ecobee Technologies ULC 8596550
IPR2022-00911 Filed NXP USA, Inc. Mediatek Inc.
MediaTek USA, Inc.
10764874
IPR2022-00876 Filed Aire Technology Ltd Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 8581706
IPR2022-00964 Filed Sydnexis, Inc. Eyenovia, Inc. 9770447
IPR2022-00857 Filed Intellectual Ventures I LLC Toyota Motor Corporation 7484008
IPR2022-00955 Filed iFIT, Inc. Tonal Systems, Inc. 10967214
IPR2022-00969 Filed Ecofactor, Inc. Ecobee Technologies ULC 8596550
IPR2022-00958 Filed XR Communications LLC d/b/a Vivato Tech Cisco Systems, Inc. 8289939
PGR2022-00037 Filed Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH Sandoz, Inc. 11078265
IPR2022-00967 Filed Mediatek Inc. NXP USA, Inc. 6823451
IPR2022-00877 Filed Aire Technology Ltd Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 8816827
IPR2022-00809 Filed TQ Delta, LLC CommScope, Inc. 9094348
IPR2022-01000 Filed Research Foundation of State University of New York Acera Surgical, Inc. 8222166
IPR2022-00942 Filed Daniel Dumitru Dorneanu Graco Inc 10425703
IPR2022-00950 Filed Parus Holdings, Inc Apple, Inc 6721705
IPR2022-00997 Filed Cloudofchange, LLC Lightspeed Commerce Inc. 10083012
IPR2022-00963 Filed Sydnexis, Inc. Eyenovia, Inc. 9421199
IPR2022-00912 Filed NXP USA, Inc. Mediatek Inc.
MediaTek USA, Inc.
9480018
IPR2022-00965 Filed Sydnexis, Inc. Eyenovia, Inc. 10076515
IPR2022-00948 Filed Parus Holdings, Inc Apple, Inc 9769314
IPR2022-00935 Filed University of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization Guardant Health, Inc. 10287631
IPR2022-00116 Not Instituted – Merits Intellectual Ventures II LLC
Intellectual Ventures I LLC
Hewlett Packard Enterprises Co.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
7882320
IPR2022-00132 Not Instituted – Procedural Amphenol Corporation Luxshare Precision Industry Co., Ltd. 10381767
PGR2022-00005 Not Instituted – Procedural Impinj, Inc. NXP USA, Inc. 10929734
IPR2022-00359 Instituted Gesture Technology Partners, LLC Google LLC 7933431
IPR2021-01585 Instituted American Science and Engineering, Inc. Viken Detection Corporation 7400701
IPR2022-00063 Instituted Netlist, Inc. Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
10217523
IPR2022-00120 Instituted Scramoge Technology Ltd. Apple, Inc 9997962
IPR2021-00920 Instituted Gesture Technology Partners, LLC Apple, Inc
LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics USA, Inc
7933431
IPR2021-00922 Instituted Gesture Technology Partners, LLC Apple, Inc
LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics USA, Inc
8553079
IPR2022-00360 Instituted Gesture Technology Partners, LLC Google LLC 8553079
IPR2020-01713 Final Written Decision Masimo Corporation Apple, Inc 10624564
IPR2020-01722 Final Written Decision Masimo Corporation Apple, Inc 10470695
IPR2020-01739 Final Written Decision Voice Tech Corporation Mycroft AI Inc. 9794348
IPR2021-00062 Final Written Decision Virtek Vision International ULC Assembly Guidance Systems, Inc. 10052734
IPR2021-00008 Final Written Decision Cirba IP Inc.
CAO Group, Inc.
VMware, Inc 10523492
IPR2021-00219 Final Written Decision Sito Mobile R&D IP, LLC
Sito Mobile, Ltd
Hulu, LLC 9135635
IPR2020-01624 Final Written Decision Xilinx, Inc
Xilinx Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Analog Devices, Inc. 6975132
IPR2021-00206 Final Written Decision Sito Mobile R&D IP, LLC
Sito Mobile, Ltd
Hulu, LLC 9135636
IPR2021-00265 Final Written Decision Sito Mobile R&D IP, LLC
Sito Mobile, Ltd
Hulu, LLC 9591360
IPR2021-00001 Final Written Decision Nxp B.V. Impinj, Inc. 6819092
IPR2020-01737 Final Written Decision Masimo Corporation Apple, Inc 10709366
IPR2020-01646 Final Written Decision Sentius International, LLC Apple, Inc 7672985
IPR2019-00158 Procedural Termination Baker Hughes, Inc.
Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, LLC
Innovex Downhole Solutions, Inc 9080439
IPR2021-00655 Settlement Rab Lightning Inc. Ideal Industries Lighting LLC
d/b/a Cree Lighting
9010970
IPR2021-00646 Settlement Rab Lightning Inc. Ideal Industries Lighting LLC
d/b/a Cree Lighting
8985816
IPR2022-00216 Settlement Northwestern University ABB Inc.
Kuka AG
Reis Robotics USA Inc.
6907317
IPR2022-00232 Settlement Digital Retail Apps, Inc. Sam’s Club West, Inc. d/b/a Sam’s Club 9262781
IPR2022-00233 Settlement Digital Retail Apps, Inc. Sam’s Club West, Inc. d/b/a Sam’s Club 9934506
IPR2022-00296 Settlement Northwestern University ABB Inc.
Kuka AG
Reis Robotics USA Inc.
7120508

 District Court (60)

Case Number Action Plaintiff Defendant Patent
1:22-cv-02270 Filed Route Guidance Systems LLC Exxon Mobil Corp 6917876
1:22-cv-02276 Filed Route Guidance Systems LLC Huawei Device Usa Inc
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd
6917876
1:22-cv-02281 Filed Route Guidance Systems LLC Verizon Communications 6917876
1:22-cv-00587 Filed Journey Medical Corporation Padagis Israel Pharmaceuticals Ltd 8865139
10213512
9675700
10322186
8945516
8992896
10265404
10946101
3:22-cv-00970 Filed Zt Ip LLC Vmware Inc 7647583
6:22-cv-00443 Filed 3shape As Medit Corp 10064553
10695151
9629551
11076146
2:22-cv-02957 Filed Spep Acquisition Corporation Backyard Products LLC D767969
D773914
2:22-cv-02971 Filed Airplane Pockets LLC
Sky High Comfort LLC
Cal West Holdings Inc
Jack Daniels
Jay S Grossman Dds Inc Dba Concierge Dentistry
Brit-gabrielle Sharon-shasha
A Slice Of Pr Inc
Homeless Not Toothless
Jay Grossman
et al.
9051087
2:22-cv-00133 Filed Optis Cellular Technology LLC
Unwired Planet LLC
Unwired Planet International Limited
Panoptis Patent Management LLC
Optis Wireless Technology LLC
Ford Motor Company 8320319
8149727
8223863
8199792
8254335
6:22-cv-00452 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc Brickcom Corp 8537242
6473527
6972790
1:22-cv-00425 Filed Advanced Silicon Technologies LLC Nxp Semiconductors
Nxp
Nxp Usa Inc
7804435
8933945
6:22-cv-00453 Filed Be Labs Inc Att Inc 7827581
9344183
2:22-cv-00604 Filed Pearl Ip Licensing LLC Radians Inc 6819539
7:22-cv-03719 Filed Brock Usa LLC
Molnlycke Health Care Us LLC
Greenwood Marketing LLC 8171585
9120666
6:22-cv-00459 Filed Intirion Corporation College Productions Inc 9657974
9791206
11274876
10495374
1:22-cv-02279 Filed Route Guidance Systems LLC Salesforcecom 6917876
1:22-cv-00586 Filed Fmc Corporation Aceto Us LLC 7232836
7528260
6:22-cv-00830 Filed Alfa LLC Sikai Chen
Globe To Green Lighting LLC
11231160
3:22-cv-05300 Filed Mallard Ip LLC
2:22-cv-00135 Filed Northstar Systems LLC Mediatek Inc 8805416
6995708
6947840
6681181
4:22-cv-00372 Filed Scanning Technologies Innovations LLC Mobolutions LLC 10600101
1:22-cv-00605 Filed Dexcom Inc Abbott Diabetes Care Sales Corp
Abbott Laboratories
10702193
10993642
10702215
11000213
10980452
2:22-cv-03086 Filed Savvier Fitness LLC Belk Inc
The Southern Company
The Tjx Companies Inc
Macys
Dicks Sporting Goods Inc
et al.
9011294
7:22-cv-03718 Filed Brock Usa LLC
3:22-cv-00635 Filed Digital Verification Systems LLC Frevvo Inc 9054860
1:22-cv-02275 Filed Route Guidance Systems LLC American Honda Motor Co Inc
Honda Motor Co Ltd
6917876
1:22-cv-00591 Filed H Lundbeck As
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co
Sandoz
Sandoz International Gmbh
9839637
8618109
1:22-cv-00592 Filed Ymr Tech Ltd
Smr Innovations Ltd
Motorola Mobility LLC 10547648
9699223
1:22-cv-00598 Filed Via Technologies Inc Adobe Inc 6920567
1:22-cv-03575 Filed Escapex Ip LLC Block Inc Dba Tidal 9009113
3:22-cv-05301 Filed Mallard Ip LLC Phytec America LLC 6603330
2:22-cv-02575 Filed Inmusic Brands Inc Music Hall LLC 7567498
6:22-cv-00456 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc Avycon 8537242
6473527
6972790
6:22-cv-00460 Filed Implicit LLC Keepitsafe Inc
Ziff Davis Inc
7778966
1:22-cv-00415 Filed Robert Couturier
The Lockout Co LLC
Legacy Barricades Inc 10174532
1:22-cv-02272 Filed Route Guidance Systems LLC Grubhub Inc 6917876
6:22-cv-00444 Filed Bx Led LLC Home Depot 7901109
8567988
8203260
7973465
9913333
8998433
10966300
6869812
6:22-cv-00446 Filed Bx Led LLC Wayfair 7901109
6869812
7973465
8998433
8567988
6:22-cv-00441 Filed Honeywell International Inc
Hand Held Products Inc
Zebra Technologies
Symbol Technologies Inc
1:22-cv-00595 Filed 10x Genomics
President And Fellows Of Harvard College
Vizgen Inc 11021737
11299767
11293051
11293054
11293052
5:22-cv-05083 Filed Brian Horowitz Walmart Inc
1:22-cv-02373 Filed Route Guidance Systems LLC Mypizza Technologies Inc Dba Slice 6917876
6:22-cv-00457 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc Cop Security System Corp 8537242
6972790
5:22-cv-00447 Filed Retectix LLC
Acera Surgical Inc
Washington University
Regenisource LLC 11253635
11173234
11224677
11071617
1:22-cv-02274 Filed Route Guidance Systems LLC Here Global Bv 6917876
1:22-cv-02278 Filed Route Guidance Systems LLC Microsoft Corporation 6917876
6:22-cv-06197 Filed Creeled Inc Star Headlight Lantern Co Inc 9048396
8884510
9865780
D718258
6:22-cv-00442 Filed Honeywell International Inc
Hand Held Products Inc
Zebra Technologies
Symbol Technologies Inc
11238252
10956695
9465970
7148923
6:22-cv-00445 Filed Bx Led LLC Walmart Inc 7901109
8567988
8203260
7973465
8998433
10966300
6869812
1:22-cv-00590 Filed International Business Machines Corporation Zynga
Chartboost Inc
7702719
7631346
7072849
8315904
1:22-cv-00597 Filed Boardactive Corporation Foursquare Labs Inc 10521822
10621620
1068538010692108
10621621
3:22-cv-00624 Filed Cm Systems LLC Transact Technologies Inc 9811788
11004020
6:22-cv-00448 Filed Be Labs Inc Lumen Technologies Inc 7827581
9344183
2:22-cv-03042 Filed Laltitude LLC Five Below Inc
Aduro Products LLC
D742359
2:22-cv-00134 Filed Advanced Micro Devices Inc
Ati Technologies Ulc
Tcl King Electrical Appliances Huizhou Co Ltd
Tcl Moka International Limited
Shenzhen Tcl New Technologies Co Ltd
Tte Corporation
Tcl Overseas Marketing Ltd
et al.
7742053
8854381
11184628
8760454
8468547
3:22-cv-01009 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc Costar Technologies Inc 8537242
6972790
1:22-cv-00420 Filed Auth Token LLC Fiserv Inc 8375212
6:22-cv-00454 Filed Be Labs Inc Dish Network 7827581
9344183
1:22-cv-00504 Filed Gilbert P Hyatt Katherine K Vidal
1:22-cv-00209 Terminated Internet Media Interactive Corp Fca Us LLC 6049835
5:21-cv-00940 Terminated Micropairing Technologies LLC Toyota 8953816
6778073
8380383
8583292
7793136
6629033
9697015
1:21-cv-09359 Terminated Auth Token LLC The Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation 8375212
6:22-cv-00441 Terminated Honeywell International Inc
Hand Held Products Inc
Zebra Technologies
Symbol Technologies Inc

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