Patent Filings Roundup: Mylan Accuses Bausch of Planting Trulance® Patent Thicket; American Patents Files 63rd Suit, Attacks Semiconductor Industry; Intel Joined to VLSI IPRs Years After Fintiv Denial

patent filings roundupApologies for the two-week summer hiatus—now back to the regular updates. A normal (statistically) patent filings week saw 29 new Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings (including a pair of post grant reviews) and 67 district court patent complaints, with another 76 terminations. Among those cases, note: Peter Pedersen has continued to add defendants to what promises to be a wide-ranging assertion campaign based on a single patent covering organizing email lists; Samsung has settled a tranche of IPRs against Trenchant Blade Technologies (associated with Tanit Ventures, Inc., with old patents, presumably with a backend, from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation TSMC); Google filed more inter partes reviews (IPRs) against Jawbone (the failed company “zombie” NPE now controlled by Fortress); Samsung filed a PGR on the single design patent that has been asserted repeatedly by WePay Global Payments against generic graphical user interfaces (D930702); and various highlights, below.

Texas LLC Breaks 60 Assertions, Hits Semiconductor Industry:  American Patents, LLC, one of the Texas-based John Rowan-associated entities, has asserted against four more defendants (all semiconductor companies), to bring their five-year total to 63 defendants. At least one of the patents in suit has been challenged twice in IPR, both settling prior to any resolution. The defendants this time include Broadcom, MediaTek, RealTek, and Texas Instruments, though few companies appear to have escaped a Texas suit. The patents this go-round are generally US 7,088,782, 7,706,458; and 7,310,304.

Mylan Wades through the Bausch Patent Thicket, Takes a Swing at a Four Formulation Patents: Shots fired—generic manufacturer Mylan has accused Bausch of creating a patent thicket, and has challenged at least four Orange Book-listed patents on formulations that, in Mylan’s words, “never should have issued.” To quote Mylan’s petition in IPR2022-01105:

“Not only is this a problem on an individual patent basis, but Bausch created a patent thicket, with multiple patents featuring patentably-indistinct claims issued on the same erroneous bases. Petitions are thus being contemporaneously filed for inter partes review of four nearly-identical patents that never should have issued. Review should be instituted in each case to cancel the challenged claims.”

The claimed advancement is a long-known peptide (plecanatide) formulation that Bausch argued during prosecution provided unexpected results in peptide stability in combination with certain low-moisture carriers.

(In full disclosure, I worked for related Bausch entities in private practice).

Intel Joined to VLSI Petitions & Grounds It Brought, Three Years Later: In a case that needs no introduction, note that Intel sought and was properly joined to the instituted IPRs on the two patents Intel had challenged but was denied institution on under the then-newly minted NHK-Fintiv practice. Now that Intel is properly a party to their own original challenges, perhaps the ever-more-increasingly ludicrous claims that Fintiv-NHK was somehow about efficiency can be put to bed. It’s worth noting that on the other 10 IPRs Intel was denied institution on under Fintiv, most have yet to see a day in court. Fortress IP, who owns and controls VLSI and their named holding subsidiary, is sure to continue to rail, long and loudly, on the hill and elsewhere, about anything but the merits of the patents themselves—merits the Office notes were never brought before the district court. The patents are U.S. 7,725,759 and 7,523,373.

               PTAB – Filed: 29 (2 PGRs, 17 IPRs)

Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent
IPR2022-01123 Filed Meissner Filtration Products, Inc Sani-Tech West, Inc. d/b/a SaniSure 7373825
PGR2022-00044 Filed Ideahub, Inc. Unified Patents, LLC 11122274
IPR2022-01061 Filed Jawbone Innovations LLC [Fortress IP, Softbank]
Ji Audio Holdings LLC
Google LLC 8503691
IPR2022-01139 Filed Onpoint Systems LLC Protect Animals With Satellites, LLC 9924314
IPR2022-01105 Filed Bausch Health Ireland Ltd [Bausch Health Cos., Inc.] Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. 9925231
IPR2022-01116 Filed Guardant Health, Inc. Twinstrand Biosciences, Inc. 10889858
IPR2022-01023 Filed Largan Precision Co., Ltd. [Largan Precision] Motorola Mobility LLC 8310767
IPR2022-01071 Filed Future Link Systems, LLC [Vector Capital Corporation] Realtek Semiconductor Corporation 8099614
IPR2022-01098 Filed Personics Holdings Inc Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 11217237
IPR2022-01099 Filed Staton Techiya LLC Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 11244666
IPR2022-01126 Filed Viasat Inc Western Digital Technologies, Inc. 8615700
IPR2022-01107 Filed Oil-Dri Corporation of America Amcol International Corp 11026397
IPR2022-01078 Filed Dm Staton Family LP
Staton Techiya LLC
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 11057701
IPR2022-01115 Filed Guardant Health, Inc. Twinstrand Biosciences, Inc. 10801063
IPR2022-01065 Filed Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha [Roche Holding AG]
Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. [Noritsu Koki Co., Ltd.]
Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC
Fresenius Kabi Swissbiosim Gmbh
10231981
IPR2022-01102 Filed Bausch Health Ireland Ltd [Bausch Health Cos., Inc.] Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. 9610321
IPR2022-01110 Filed Bright Data Ltd. CODE200, UAB
TESO LT, UAB
Metacluster LT UAB
Oxysales UAB
CORETECH LT, UAB
10484510
IPR2022-00930 Filed Maxell, Ltd. [Maxell Holdings, Ltd.] Motorola Mobility LLC 6928292
IPR2022-01122 Filed Becton, Dickinson and Company Beckman Coulter, Inc 7787197
IPR2022-01086 Filed VL Collective IP LLC [VideoLabs, Inc.] Unified Patents, LLC 8605794
IPR2022-01083 Filed Katana Silicon Technologies LLC [Tanit Ventures Inc.] GlobalFoundries, Inc.
GlobalFoundries U.S., Inc.
GlobalFoundries U.S. 2 LLC
7402903
IPR2022-01141 Filed Onpoint Systems LLC Protect Animals With Satellites, LLC 9922522
IPR2022-01103 Filed Bausch Health Ireland Ltd [Bausch Health Cos., Inc.] Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. 9616097
IPR2022-01104 Filed Bausch Health Ireland Ltd [Bausch Health Cos., Inc.] Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. 9919024
IPR2022-01106 Filed Dm Staton Family LP
Staton Techiya LLC
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 11039259
PGR2022-00045 Filed Wepay Global Payments LLC [William Grecia] Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. D930702
IPR2022-01127 Filed Intellectual Ventures LLC Toyota Motor Corporation 10292138
IPR2022-01138 Filed Oil Dri Corp of America Pioneer Pet Products, LLC 11026397
IPR2022-01060 Filed Jawbone Innovations LLC
Ji Audio Holdings LLC
Google LLC 8503691
IPR2022-00251 Not Instituted – Merits Rightquestion, LLC [Bjorn Markus Jakobsson] Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
10929512
IPR2022-00262 Not Instituted – Merits Rotolight Limited [Rotolight Group Ltd.] Vitec Production Solutions, Inc. 10197258
IPR2022-00366 Not Instituted – Merits VLSI Technology LLC [SoftBank Group Corp.] Intel Corporation 7725759
IPR2022-00206 Not Instituted – Merits Oil-Dri Corporation of America Amcol International Corp 9439393
PGR2022-00008 Not Instituted – Merits Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited. China Lithium Battery Technology Co., Ltd. 10930932
IPR2022-00261 Not Instituted – Merits Rotolight Limited [Rotolight Group Ltd.] Vitec Production Solutions, Inc. 10197257
IPR2022-00111 Not Instituted – Procedural MemoryWeb LLC Apple, Inc 11017020
IPR2022-00293 Instituted Doubleday Acquisitions, LLC Envirotainer AB 7913511
IPR2022-00101 Instituted Lynk Labs, Inc Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
10750583
IPR2022-00294 Instituted Ingenioshare, LLC Epic Games, Inc. 10492038
IPR2022-00087 Instituted Unirac, Inc. Ecofasten Solar, LLC
Esdec, Inc.
9057542
IPR2022-00318 Instituted Monument Peak Ventures, LLC [Dominion Harbor Enterprises, LLC] Xerox Corporation 7684090
IPR2022-00051 Instituted Lynk Labs, Inc Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
10492251
IPR2022-00223 Instituted IGT Zynga Inc. 7303473
IPR2022-00200 Instituted IGT Zynga Inc. 8795064
IPR2022-00292 Instituted Doubleday Acquisitions, LLC Envirotainer AB 7263855
IPR2022-00290 Instituted Intellectual Ventures I LLC [Intellectual Ventures LLC]
Intellectual Ventures II LLC
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company 6779082
IPR2021-01064 Instituted VLSI Technology LLC [SoftBank Group Corp.] OpenSky Industries, LLC
Intel Corporation
7725759
IPR2022-00213 Instituted Jawbone Innovations, LLC Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
8280072
IPR2022-00244 Instituted Rightquestion, LLC
[Bjorn Markus Jakobsson]
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
10824696
IPR2022-00220 Instituted Audioeye, Inc. Accessibe Ltd. 10845947
IPR2022-00100 Instituted Lynk Labs, Inc Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
10750583
IPR2022-00479 Instituted VLSI Technology LLC [SoftBank Group Corp.] Intel Corporation 7523373
IPR2022-00134 Instituted DNA Genotek Inc. Spectrum Solutions LLC 10767215
IPR2021-01229 Instituted VLSI Technology LLC [SoftBank Group Corp.] Patent Quality Assurance, LLC
Intel Corporation
7523373
IPR2022-00214 Instituted Audioeye, Inc. Accessibe Ltd. 10845946
IPR2022-00162 Instituted Textron Innovations Inc. [Textron Inc.] DJI Europe B.V. 9162752
IPR2022-00211 Instituted Intellectual Ventures I LLC [Intellectual Ventures LLC]
Intellectual Ventures II LLC
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company 7783788
IPR2022-00052 Instituted Lynk Labs, Inc Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
10492251
PGR2022-00010 Instituted Fujifilm Electronic Materials U.S.A. Inc.. [Fujifilm Holdings Corporation] Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd. 10927329
PGR2022-00006 Instituted MemoryWeb LLC Apple, Inc 11017020
IPR2022-00148 Instituted Audioeye, Inc. Accessibe Ltd. 10809877
IPR2022-00255 Instituted Sonrai Memory Limited [Atlantic IP Services Limited] Kioxia Corporation
Kioxia America, Inc.
Western Digital Technologies, Inc
Dell Technologies Inc.
6920527
IPR2022-00295 Instituted Ingenioshare, LLC Epic Games, Inc. 10492038
IPR2022-00296 Settlement Northwestern University ABB Inc.
Kuka AG
Reis Robotics USA Inc.
7120508
IPR2021-00136 Final Written Decision Guntert & Zimmerman Const. Div., Inc. Godbersen-Smith Construction Company d/b/a Gomaco Corporation 9908571
IPR2021-00130 Final Written Decision Monterey Research, LLC [Vector Capital Corporation] Qualcomm Incorporated
STMicroelectronics, Inc.
6459625
IPR2021-00234 Final Written Decision Guntert & Zimmerman Const. Div., Inc. Godbersen-Smith Construction Company d/b/a Gomaco Corporation 10196101
IPR2021-01230 Final Written Decision Monterey Research, LLC [Vector Capital Corporation] STMicroelectronics, Inc. 6459625
IPR2018-00733 Final Written Decision Oren Technologies, LLC [U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc.] Proppant Express Investments, LLC
Proppant Express Solutions, LLC
9440785
IPR2021-00237 Final Written Decision Intellectual Pixels Limited Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC 10681109
IPR2021-00254 Final Written Decision Monterey Research, LLC [Vector Capital Corporation] STMicroelectronics, Inc. 7495951
IPR2016-01756 Procedural Termination Uniloc USA, Inc. [Uniloc Corporation Pty. Limited]
Uniloc Luxembourg, S.A. [Uniloc Corporation Pty. Limited]
Facebook, Inc.
WhatsApp, Inc.
8571194
IPR2021-00258 Settlement Trenchant Blade Technologies LLC [Tanit Ventures Inc.] Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
7494846
IPR2022-00320 Settlement Opticurrent LLC [Longhorn Asset Group LLC] Power Integrations, Inc. 6958623
IPR2021-00257 Settlement Trenchant Blade Technologies LLC [Tanit Ventures Inc.] Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
7056821
IPR2021-00256 Settlement Trenchant Blade Technologies LLC [Tanit Ventures Inc.] Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
6720619
IPR2021-00507 Settlement FIPA Frohwitter Intellectual Property AG
IPCom GmbH & Co. KG
Ericsson Inc
Nokia
7006463

        District Court – Filed: 67, Terminated: 76

4:22-cv-00477 Filed American Patents LLC [John Rowan entities] Broadcom Singapore Pte Ltd
Broadcom Corporation
Broadcom Inc
7088782
7706458
7310304
1:22-cv-00737 Filed Belden Inc Commscope Holding
Commscope Inc
6409547
1:22-cv-00740 Filed Missed Call LLC [Dynamic IP Deals, LLC (d/b/a DynaIP)] Talkdesk Inc 9531872
3:22-cv-03505 Filed Bristol-myers Squib Company Biocon Pharma Limited 7491725
8680103
8:22-cv-01127 Filed Bell Semiconductor LLC [Hilco Inc. (d/b/a Hilco Global)] Western Digital 7007259
2:22-cv-03557 Filed 2109971 Ontario Inc Doing Business As Xcella Furniture Elliot Fern
Jonathan Kaplan
Eugene Frayberg
Alex Dolgin
Robert Beitscher
et al.
D909088
1:22-cv-10879 Filed New Balance Athletics Steven Madden Ltd D932755
D939813
1:22-cv-03610 Filed Eisai [Eisai Medical Research Incorporated]
Eisai Co Ltd
Novartis
Aurobindo Pharma Ltd 6740669
1:22-cv-04813 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc [IV selloff] Ekin LLC 6972790
8537242
6:22-cv-00585 Filed M4siz Limited Wayfair 6526402
3:22-cv-03610 Filed Eisai [Eisai Medical Research Incorporated]
Eisai Co Ltd
Novartis
Aurobindo Pharma Ltd 6740669
6:22-cv-00594 Filed Peter Pedersen Upland Software Inc 6965920
2:22-cv-00200 Filed Blitzsafe Texas LLC [Ira Marlowe] Kz Inc 8155342
7489786
6:22-cv-00605 Filed M4siz Limited Kroger 6526402
4:22-cv-00480 Filed American Patents LLC [John Rowan entities] Texas Instruments 7088782
7706458
7310304
1:22-cv-00743 Filed Comsys Solutions LLC Smart Eye International Inc 9324096
9672535
2:22-cv-00194 Filed Brightplus Ventures LLC [IPValuation Partners, LLC] Shenzhen Tcl New Technology Co Ltd
Tcl Industries Holdings Hk Limited
Tcl Moka Manufacturing Sa De Cv
Tcl King Electrical Appliances Huizhou Co Ltd
Tte Corporation
et al.
RE45796
7690812
8294075
8177382
RE42598
8941331
9605835
8330710
1:22-cv-00752 Filed Torchlight Technologies LLC [Curiam Capital] General Motors Holdings LLC
General Motors
11208029
10894503
9955551
5:22-cv-02256 Filed Samiam Group LLC Coopersburg Associates Inc Doing Business As Coopersburg Sports D888498
6:22-cv-00583 Filed Peter Pedersen Adobe Inc 6965920
6:22-cv-00584 Filed Peter Pedersen Aurea Software Inc 6965920
6:22-cv-00588 Filed Peter Pedersen Intuit Inc 6965920
2:22-cv-00385 Filed Axcess Global Sciences [Axcess Global, LLC] B-epic Worldwide 11020362
11241403
6:22-cv-00596 Filed M4siz Limited Petsmart LLC 6526402
2:22-cv-00202 Filed Blitzsafe Texas LLC [Ira Marlowe] Thor Industries Inc 8155342
7489786
2:22-cv-00203 Filed Netlist Inc [Fortress IP, Softbank] Micron Technology Inc
Micron Technology Texas LLC
Micron Semiconductor Products Inc
10860506
9318160
8787060
10949339
11232054
11016918
13559476
6:22-cv-00602 Filed M4siz Limited Albertsons LLC 6526402
6:22-cv-00604 Filed M4siz Limited Aldi Texas LLC
Aldi Inc
6526402
1:22-cv-03059 Filed
4:22-cv-00478 Filed American Patents LLC [John Rowan entities] Mediatek Inc
Mediatek
7088782
7706458
7310304
1:22-cv-03505 Filed Bristol-myers Squib Company Biocon Pharma Limited 7491725
8680103
6:22-cv-00587 Filed M4siz Limited Sears Holdings Management Corporation Doing Business As Shmc Inc 6526402
5:22-cv-03373 Filed Parallel Networks LLC [epicRealm Licensing LP] Arrow Electronics Inc 5894554
6415335
6:22-cv-00593 Filed S3g Technology LLC Ace Hardware Corp 9304758
10387140
9940124
6:22-cv-00597 Filed Peter Pedersen Ziff Davis Inc 6965920
2:22-cv-00199 Filed Blitzsafe Texas LLC [Ira Marlowe] Gulf Stream Coach Inc 8155342
7489786
5:22-cv-00073 Filed Mimo Research LLC Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Samsung Group
7660341
8160127
8213895
7305250
7545787
7091854
7680083
7392012
7548577
7046716
7873324
7881252
7688784
7929995
7899436
8155664
7656932
7885323
7643811
7305057
8121144
8054223
7133646
7822436
7697893
7860146
7408839
7725096
7702022
7808985
7382271
7660342
7433382
7956689
8009775
7877078
7782894
8259823
7542728
7969859
8160001
7499674
7817763
7378980
7995680
7483406
8045447
7916081
7567820
7795973
3:22-cv-00851 Filed Flect LLC Peter Lei
Lumia Products Co LLC
11045689
1:22-cv-00742 Filed Missed Call LLC [Dynamic IP Deals, LLC (d/b/a DynaIP)] Twilio Inc 9531872
1:22-cv-00745 Filed Comsys Solutions LLC Uniphore Technologies Inc 9324096
9672535
1:22-cv-00751 Filed Torchlight Technologies LLC [Curiam Capital] Porsche Ag
Mercedes-benz
Audi Ag
Audi Of America LLC
Porsche Cars North America Incorporated
et al.
11208029
10894503
9955551
1:22-cv-00431 Filed Dana-farber Cancer Institute Inc
Novartis
Accord Healthcare
Intas Biopharmaceuticals
7973031
6:22-cv-00582 Filed Buffalo Patents LLC Zte 7408915
9001816
8611328
7187670
6:22-cv-00590 Filed Peter Pedersen Madwire LLC 6965920
2:22-cv-00923 Filed Empire Technological Group Limited Light Wonder Inc
Sg Gaming Inc
11341807
1:22-cv-00127 Filed Axcess Global Sciences LLC [Axcess Global, LLC] Top Notch Nutrition LLC 11020362
11241403
2:22-cv-00198 Filed Adidas
Adidas International Marketing Bv
Adidas Ag
Runtastic Gmbh
Nike
1:22-cv-04903 Filed Shantou Taihui Trading Co
Yueshen Ji
The Partnerships And Unincorporated Associations Identified On Schedule A D948321
6:22-cv-00607 Filed M4siz Limited Pottery Barn Inc
Williams-sonoma
6526402
3:22-cv-01263 Filed Ddc Technology LLC Pyrite Vr Ltd Doing Business As Maxbox Vr
Structural Graphics LLC Doing Business As Red Paper Plane
Google LLC
Landsberg Orora
Hmd Tech Sarl Doing Business As Homido
et al.
10528199
9420075
11093000
11093001
9811184
4:22-cv-00479 Filed American Patents LLC [John Rowan entities] Realtek Semiconductor Corp 7088782
7706458
7310304
1:22-cv-00739 Filed Missed Call LLC [Dynamic IP Deals, LLC (d/b/a DynaIP)] Freshworks Inc 9531872
1:22-cv-00744 Filed Dana-farber Cancer Institute Inc
Novartis
Accord Healthcare
Intas Biopharmaceuticals
7973031
1:22-cv-00746 Filed Pf Prism Cv
Pbg Puerto Rico LLC
Pfizer
C P Pharmaceuticals International Cv
Pf Prism Imb Bv
Msn Laboratories Private RE41783
8:22-cv-01124 Filed The Litebook Company Ltd Verilux Inc 8104481
8721698
6875225
10213619
7678140
10603507
2:22-cv-00193 Filed United Service Automobile Association Pnc Bank National Association 10482432
8699779
8977571
10621559
2:22-cv-00195 Filed Liberty Peak Ventures LLC [Dominion Harbor Enterprises, LLC] Zions Bancorp
Amegy Bank National Association
National Association
9195985
8851369
8905301
8794509
7953671
6986461
6:22-cv-00589 Filed M4siz Limited Retail Ecommerce Ventures LLC 6526402
6:22-cv-00591 Filed Peter Pedersen Sap America 6965920
6:22-cv-00592 Filed M4siz Limited The Odp Corporation
2:22-cv-00128 Filed Axcess Global Sciences LLC [Axcess Global, LLC] Ideal Performance LLC 11241403
2:22-cv-00196 Filed S3g Technology LLC Quiktrip Corporation Dba Quiktrip 8572571
9940124
11210082
1:22-cv-03415 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc Ipvideo Corporation 6972790
8537242
6473527
6:22-cv-00600 Filed Sockeye Licensing Tx LLC Fujitsu 8135342
9547981

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