Patent Filings Roundup: Joao is Back Against Banks, Shipping Industry; Generic Vasostrict® Litigation on New Formulation/Method-of-Use Patent

patent filings - https://depositphotos.com/stock-photos/45517555-xl-2015.html?filter=all&qview=45517555December remains a light month at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), with just 16 petitions filed last week, 15 inter partes reviews (IPRs) and one post grant review (PGR). District court patent filings were steady, with 62, propped up by a new banking campaign by Raymond Anthony Joao, detailed below.

On the policy front were rumors of a last-minute extension of the covered business method patents program (CBM) being worked into the lame-duck session, but it was unclear whether that was just the rumor mill reacting to Innovation Alliance’s posting of a counter-statement and fact sheet lobbying against an extension so late in the year, or some actual threat of an extension being passed at the eleventh hour. Separately, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) posted a series of qualities it seeks in a new USPTO Director—mostly generic—including at least 15 years of patent lawyer experience, something I personally think excludes many phenomenal candidates from industry, business, and the inventor community.

Joao is Back, Back Again: Notorious serial assertor Raymond Anthony Joao—previously of NavBlazer, GreatGigz, Joao Bock Transactions (for which he was sanctioned for $1 million in attorney’s fees), and other various NPE assertion vehicles—has brought a new campaign, Caselas, LLC, against national banks, after seemingly waiting for the CBM program to sunset. He’s filed at least seven new suits, including against First-Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Government Employees Credit Union, University Federal Credit Union, NCR, Electronic Merchant Systems, LLC, Broadway National Bank, Credit Human Federal Credit Union in (surprise) the Western District of Texas on five patents, 7529698, 7661585, 9117206, 9117230, 9715691, related explicitly to computer-implemented means of keeping and sending banking and transaction records.

And it’s not his only new campaign this week; Joao is also behind Transcend Shipping Systems, LLC, where he (again in the Western District of Texas) has brought suit against major import/export shipping operation Maersk, raising patents 10181109, 9847029, 7482920, 10796268, 7253731; the recited claims boil down to a GPS-enabled box checker of the type you see used by shipping-container checkers and stevedores the world over.

On ANDA Par for Induced Infringement: In a somewhat unusual move, Par Pharma was lately granted (Nov. 24, 2020) moved to file abbreviated new drug application (ANDA)-related declaratory judgment actions on a single patent for a modified formulation and method-of-treatment for their long-approved VASOSTRICT® product. The original treatment, a vasopressin hormone injection that increases blood pressure (via vasoconstriction, i.e., a tightening of the veins and/or arteries) in those with vasodilatory shock, is now directed to a newly applied-for reformulation and indication—effectively, a much higher dose of the drug for certain subpopulations that test for some particular genotypes. At least four companies have filed ANDA paperwork seeking to market generic versions of Vasopressin injections, based on the expiration of the earlier patents covering the original product. This is one to watch, as it could block generic entrance to the market.

                      PTAB (16)

Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent
IPR2021-00249 Filed LUMINATI NETWORKS LTD TESO LT, UAB
CODE200, UAB
METACLUSTER LT, UAB
OXYSALES, UAB,
10637968
IPR2021-00272 Filed WSOU Investments, LLC d/b/a Brazos Licensing and Development [WSOU Holdings, Inc.] Dell Technologies Inc.
Dell, Inc.
EMC Corporation
8913489
IPR2021-00311 Filed AutoStore Technology AS Ocado Group PLC 10474140
IPR2021-00306 Filed Cytonome/ST, LLC ABS Global, Inc.
Genus PLC
10689210
IPR2021-00298 Filed Sito Mobile R&D IP, LLC
Sito Mobile, Ltd
Hulu, LLC 10171846
IPR2021-00302 Filed Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC [US Government] Dropworks, Inc. RE43365
IPR2021-00308 Filed Sito Mobile R&D IP, LLC
Sito Mobile, Ltd
Hulu, LLC 8825887
IPR2021-00297 Filed KOSS Corporation Bose Corporation 10368155
IPR2021-00295 Filed Nevro Corporation Boston Scientific Corporation
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
9002461
IPR2021-00275 Filed Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation [Fmrly. Intellectual Discovery] Unified Patents, LLC 10237577
PGR2021-00014 Filed Gree, Inc. Supercell OY 10583362
IPR2021-00279 Filed NATERA, INC. PROGENITY, INC., 10227652
IPR2021-00301 Filed Air Dynamics Industrial Systems, Inc System of Systems, Inc.
Daniel Aaron Lehman
8733186
IPR2021-00309 Filed The Noco Company Guangdong Boltpower Energy Co., 9007015
PGR2021-00019 Filed Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Albany Internatioal Corp. 10584444
IPR2021-00304 Filed Sito Mobile R&D IP, LLC
Sito Mobile, Ltd
Hulu, LLC 10009637
PGR2020-00060 Not Instituted – Merits Chervon HK Limited
CHERVON (HK) LIMITED
One World Technologies, Inc.
Techtronic Industries Power Equipment
ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC
d/b/a TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES POWER EQUIPMENT
10485176
PGR2020-00059 Not Instituted – Merits Chervon HK Limited
CHERVON (HK) LIMITED
One World Technologies, Inc.
Techtronic Industries Power Equipment
ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,
d/b/a TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES POWER EQUIPMENT
10477772
IPR2020-00663 Not Instituted – Merits Intertrust Technologies Corporation Dolby Laboratories, Inc. 7406603
PGR2020-00061 Not Instituted – Merits Chervon HK Limited One World Technologies, Inc.
Techtronic Industries Power Equipment
d/b/a TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES POWER EQUIPMENT,
10524420
PGR2020-00066 Not Instituted – Procedural Pinn, Inc. Apple Inc. 10455066
IPR2020-00999 Not Instituted – Procedural Pinn, Inc. Apple Inc. 9807491
PGR2020-00073 Not Instituted – Procedural Pinn, Inc. Apple Inc. 10609198
IPR2020-00861 Instituted Corephotonics Ltd.
COREPHOTONICS, LTD.,
Apple Inc.
APPLE INC
10230898
IPR2020-00664 Instituted Intertrust Technologies Corporation Dolby Laboratories, Inc. 9569627
IPR2020-01364 Instituted Ultravision Technologies, LLC Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
9978294
IPR2020-01016 Instituted Advanced Bionics AG
ADVANCED BIONICS AG,
Med-El Elektromedizinische Gerate Ges.m.b.H.
MED-EL ELEKTROMEDIZINISCHE GERÄTE GES.M.B.H.,
8155746
IPR2020-01053 Instituted Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.
SUMITOMO DAINIPPON PHARMA CO., LTD
Slayback Pharma LLC
SLAYBACK PHARMA LLC
9815827
IPR2020-00897 Instituted Corephotonics Ltd. [Samsung] Apple Inc. 10324277
IPR2020-01027 Instituted Neodron Ltd. [Magnetar Capital] Dell, Inc.
Dell Products LP
9372580
IPR2020-01174 Instituted Ultravision Technologies, LLC Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 9990869
IPR2020-01354 Instituted Ultravision Technologies, LLC Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 9916782
IPR2020-01353 Instituted Ultravision Technologies, LLC Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 9642272
IPR2020-00988 Instituted The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK,
Illumina, Inc.
ILLUMINA, INC.,
10407458
IPR2020-01009 Instituted Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1
GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1
Micron Technology, Inc.
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC
6747320
IPR2020-00896 Instituted Corephotonics Ltd. [Samsung] Apple Inc. 10317647
IPR2020-00901 Instituted Allergan Industrie, SAS
ALLERGAN INDUSTRIE, SAS
Prollenium US Inc.
PROLLENIUM US INC.,
10485896
IPR2020-01073 Instituted Tridinetworks Ltd. STMicroelectronics, Inc. 8437276
IPR2020-00984 Instituted STC.UNM
UNM RAINFOREST INNOVATIONS F/K/A STC.UNM [University of New Mexico Regents]
GlobalFoundries, Inc.
Global Foundries Inc.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC
9142400
IPR2020-01010 Instituted IP Reservoir, LLC
Exegy, Inc
Activ Financial Systems, Inc. [AC Technoloiges, SA] 10062115
CBM2020-00015 Instituted Electronic Receipts Delivery Systems, LLC [Leigh Rothschild] Square, Inc. 8534551
IPR2020-01078 Instituted Masimo Corporation Sotera Wireless, Inc. RE47218
IPR2020-00902 Instituted Allergan Industrie, SAS Prollenium US Inc. 10391202
IPR2020-00995 Instituted B# On Demand, LLC Unified Patents, LLC 9553880
IPR2020-01008 Instituted Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1
GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1,
Micron Technology, Inc.
MICRON TECHNOLOGY
6445047
IPR2020-01176 Instituted Ultravision Technologies, LLC Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 9666105
IPR2020-01355 Instituted Ultravision Technologies, LLC Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 9984603
IPR2020-01007 Instituted Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1
GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1,
Micron Technology, Inc.
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.,
6424041
IPR2020-00862 Instituted Corephotonics Ltd.
COREPHOTONICS, LTD.,
Apple Inc.
APPLE INC.,
10356332
IPR2020-01048 Instituted Electronics and Teclecommunications Research Institute
Kwangwoon University Industry-Academic Collaboration Foundation
University-Industry Cooperation Group of Kyung Hee University
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
UNIVERSITY–INDUSTRY COOPERATION GROUP OF KYUNG HEE UNIVERSITY
Unified Patents, LLC 8867854
IPR2020-00865 Instituted Neodron Ltd. [Magnetar Capital] Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd
Dell, Inc.
Dell Products LP
9372580

             District Court (62)

Case Number Action Plaintiff Defendant Patent
3:20-cv-18319 Filed Par Sterile Products
Par Pharmaceutical
ENDO PAR INNOVATION COMPANY, LLC
Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 10844435
3:20-cv-18328 Filed Par Sterile Products
Par Pharmaceutical
ENDO PAR INNOVATION COMPANY, LLC
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories 10844435
3:20-cv-02390 Filed Pelican International, Inc. Hobie Cat Co. 10829189
6:20-cv-02233 Filed Healthe, Inc. S Edward Neister
Pathogen Path Consulting, LLC
High Energy Ozone, LLC d/b/a Far UV Sterilray
8481985
8753575
8975605
9700642
1:20-cv-01671 Filed WiTricity Corporation
Auckland UniServices Limited
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Momentum Dynamics Corporation 7741734
8304935
8710701
8884581
9184595
9306635
9767955
8:20-cv-02931 Filed PrimeLoc Packaging, Inc
Lamus Enterprises Inc.
Intertape Polymer Group, Inc. 9975724
3:20-cv-03619 Filed Global Locating Systems LLC [Paul DuFrense] OnAsset Intelligence, Inc. 10165052
6:20-cv-01129 Filed STRATOSAUDIO, INC. Volvo Car Co.
Volvo Cars USA, LLC
8166081
8688028
8903307
9584843
8200203
9294806
9355405
9143833
6:20-cv-01131 Filed STRATOSAUDIO, INC. Volkswagen 8166081
8688028
8903307
9584843
8200203
9294806
9355405
3:20-cv-08624 Filed Abcellera Biologics Inc
The University of British Columbia
Berkeley Lights, Inc. 10775376
10775377
10775378
5:20-cv-08626 Filed Abcellera Biologics Inc Berkeley Lights, Inc. 10738270
10746737
10718768
10753933
3:20-cv-18322 Filed Par Sterile Products
Par Pharmaceutical
ENDO PAR INNOVATION COMPANY, LLC
Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC.
Amneal Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
Amneal Biosciences, LLC
Amneal EU, Limited
Amneal Pharmaceuticals Company GmbH
10844435
1:20-cv-10301 Filed Rothschild Broadcast Distribution Systems, LLC [Leigh Rothschild] Pexip, Inc. 8856221
1:20-cv-00986 Filed Spectrum Laboratories, LLC 513 Ventures LLC 7192776
9128105
4453892
5791421
6:20-cv-01112 Filed AliveCor, Inc. Apple 9572499
10595731
10638941
2:20-cv-00377 Filed Belaj Innovations LLC [Endpoint IP] Laboratoires Dermo-Cosmetik, Inc. D/B/A G.M. Collin 8758839
9101555
9622965
10434056
2:20-cv-02221 Filed United Storage Technologies Inc
Raymond Pelosi
Amazon.com Services, LLC
Amazon
D846892
6:20-cv-01122 Filed Transcend Shipping Systems, LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S
Maersk
Maersk Line Ltd.
10181109
9847029
7482920
10796268
7253731
5:20-cv-00196 Filed Sable IP, LLC
Sable Networks, Inc.
Masergy Communications
Fortinet, Inc.
9774501
8243593
6954431
8817790
5:20-cv-13244 Filed General Scientific Corporation d/b/a Surgitel Quality Aspirators, Inc. dba Q-Optics D746354
9465235
1:20-cv-04995 Filed DigiMedia Tech, LLC [IP Investments LLC] Panasonic Corp. 6473532
6567086
6606287
6741250
6744818
6914635
6545706
7715476
3:20-cv-03628 Filed Geographic Location Innovations, LLC [Leigh Rothschild] Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC aka Firestone Complete Auto Care 7917285
3:20-cv-03629 Filed Hoya Surgical Optics Inc
Hoya Corp.
Alcon Research LLC
Alcon, Inc.
9901442
9980811
9655718
9877826
9907647
10039668
6:20-cv-01128 Filed STRATOSAUDIO, INC. Subaru 8166081
8688028
8903307
9584843
8200203
9294806
9355405
6:20-cv-01132 Filed Caselas, LLC Raymond Anthony Joao] First-Citizens Bank & Trust Co. 7529698
7661585
9117206
9117230
9715691
6:20-cv-01133 Filed Caselas, LLC Raymond Anthony Joao] Government Employees Credit Union 7529698
7661585
9117206
9117230
9715691
6:20-cv-01138 Filed Caselas, LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] JetPay LLC
NCR Payment Solutions LLC
NCR Corp.
7529698
7661585
9117206
9117230
9715691
3:20-cv-18334 Filed Par Sterile Products
Par Pharmaceutical
ENDO PAR INNOVATION COMPANY, LLC
Aurobindo Pharma, Ltd. 10844435
3:20-cv-08685 Filed American Latex Corp. ThinkForward, Inc.
Ilan Bunimovitz
GreenCine, Inc.
Eline LP
Andrew Sullivan
et al.
8915835
0:20-cv-02497 Filed WING ENTERPRISES, INC., dba LITTLE GIANT LADDER SYSTEMS Tricam Industries 10767416
6:20-cv-01115 Filed SmileDirectClub, LLC Candid Care Co. 10861599
2:20-cv-11177 Filed Mentor Group, LLC
Benchmade Knife Co, Inc
Hogue, Inc D686900
1:20-cv-04956 Filed Echologics, LLC
Mueller International
Mueller Canada, Ltd dba Echologics
Aquarius Spectrum, Ltd. 7475596
1:20-cv-01678 Filed Volvo Penta of the Americas, LLC Brunswick 9630692
1:20-cv-01679 Filed ESCO Group LLC Deere & Co. 10273662
6:20-cv-01125 Filed STRATOSAUDIO, INC. Hyundai Motor America, Inc. 8166081
8688028
8903307
9584843
8200203
9294806
9355405
6:20-cv-01126 Filed STRATOSAUDIO, INC. Mazda Motor Corp. 8166081
8688028
8903307
9584843
8200203
9294806
9355405
3:20-cv-08628 Filed Capella Photonics, Inc. Ciena Corp. RE47905
RE47906
6:20-cv-01113 Filed C&M Oilfield Rentals, LLC d/b/a C-MOR Energy Services Apollo Lighting Solutions Inc.
CleanTek Industries, Inc.
3:20-cv-08686 Filed The Regents of the University of California
TiMEMS, Inc
LTI Flexible Products, Inc. DBA Boyd Corp 10458719
3:20-cv-03586 Filed Ubiquitous Connectivity, LP [Nomad Communications] TXU Energy Retail Co. 10344999
1:20-cv-04957 Filed Windy Place, Inc. Case-Mate, Inc. 9930235
10397460
4:20-cv-00649 Filed Ubiquitous Connectivity, LP [Nomad Communications] Central Security Group – Nationwide Inc. dba Alert 360 10344999
6:20-cv-01120 Filed Interactive Play Devices LLC [Empire IP] Target 9868072
10661190
7491108
7491111
7018265
1:20-cv-12193 Filed Bose Corp. Koss Corp. 10368155
10206025
10469934
1:20-cv-01515 Filed Urvashi Bhagat United States Patent & Trademark Office
Andrei Iancu
1:20-cv-01688 Filed Arthroscopic Innovations LLC NCS America Inc. 7569059
6:20-cv-01134 Filed Caselas, LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] University Federal Credit Union 7529698
7661585
9117206
9117230
9715691
2:20-cv-00375 Filed BING XU PRECISION CO. LTD. Guangdong Mingji Hi-Tech Electronics Co. Ltd. 8512071
8758044
2:20-cv-05943 Filed University of Southern Denmark Creative Biolabs, Inc. 9988442
1:20-cv-25010 Filed Xiamen Baby Pretty Products Co., Ltd. Talbot`s Pharmaceuticals Family Products, LLC D888208
3:20-cv-01049 Filed Maciej Fudala
Dariusz Fudala
Poltec, Inc.
Crux Ordnance, LLC
Brian Willingham
2:20-cv-11148 Filed Seiko
Epson America, Inc.
Sher Li
Lee`s Collection, Inc.
Ivy Chen
Audoormatics USA, Inc.
Ri Hua Li
8454116
8794749
6955422
3:20-cv-08627 Filed Abcellera Biologics Inc Berkeley Lights, Inc. 10107812
10578618
10697962
10466241
10087408
10421936
10704018
10274494
1:20-cv-01673 Filed Quartz Auto Technologies LLC [Leigh Rothschild] Postmates, Inc. 6446004
7370085
7958215
2:20-cv-18684 Filed Scanning Technologies Innovations, LLC META OPTION LLC 10600101
2:20-cv-00381 Filed Belaj Innovations LLC [Endpoint IP] The Hut.com Limited d/b/a ESPA
The Hut Group Limited d/b/a ESPA
7025966
7303753
8318178
3:20-cv-03627 Filed Geographic Location Innovations, LLC [Leigh Rothschild] Estee Lauder, Inc. 7917285
3:20-cv-03631 Filed Geographic Location Innovations, LLC [Leigh Rothschild] Mack Trucks Inc 7917285
6:20-cv-01130 Filed Caselas, LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Electronic Merchant Systems, LLC 7529698
7661585
9117206
9117230
9715691
6:20-cv-01135 Filed Caselas, LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Broadway National Bank 7529698
7661585
9117206
9117230
9715691
6:20-cv-01137 Filed Caselas, LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Credit Human Federal Credit Union 7529698
7661585
9117206
9117230
9715691

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  • [Avatar for Paul F Morgan]
    Paul F Morgan
    December 20, 2020 11:54 am

    This summary of IPR petitions and D.C. patent suits is providing valuable public information, especially in identifying the PAEs that comprise such a large part of patent litigation and their current use of WDTX Waco.