Patent Filings Roundup: Another Slow Week in the Courts; Discretionary Denials Drop to Near-Zero in Q3

patent filingsIt was another surprisingly light week in patent filings, compared at least with recent memory—just 29 new suits and 17 new filings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), all inter partes reviews (IPRs). The filings include a few challenges against patents asserted by the Fortress-funded Neo Wireless and Netlist, as well as a slew of filings by Apple against Mullin Industries, LLC. After a week’s respite there were five new IP Edge suits—not as many as usual, but still enough to represent almost a fifth of all suits filed this week. Hilco added even more Bell Semiconductor suits; Raymond Anthony Joao filed against more health care subsidiaries in his Decapolis campaign.  Equitable added a few defendants to the Communication Interface Technologies LLC IoT suit, and VideoLabs sued HP over video compression technology. Otherwise, it was a quiet week.

Perhaps most interesting, and most relevant, is our review of discretionary denial data for Q3, though, which shows that there was only one use of Section 314(d) discretionary denial in the entire third quarter of 2022—i.e., the three months following the release of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Kathi Vidal’s clarification memorandum on the application of Fintiv. Interestingly, that denial was in a case where the patent was, after the IPR was filed, ruled on as invalid under Section 101; the Board exercised their discretion and then the Director sua sponte ordered an Arthrex review, which is still pending.

There have also been just two Section 325(d) denials over the same time period. Last year saw roughly 50 discretionary denials over the same time period. 

PTAB (17)

Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent
IPR2023-00055 Filed Imberatek LLC [Ideahub, Inc.] Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC

9107324
IPR2023-00069 Filed Imberatek LLC [Ideahub, Inc.] Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC

7609527
IPR2023-00074 Filed Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center] Bluebird Bio, Inc. 8058061
IPR2023-00062 Filed Ambroziak, Jeffrey R Tesla, Inc. 9853488
IPR2023-00098 Filed Mullen Industries LLC Apple Inc 9635540
IPR2023-00091 Filed Mullen Industries LLC Apple Inc 9204283
IPR2023-00080 Filed Meister, Gisela Apple Inc 8205249
IPR2023-00046 Filed Jean Hugues Wendling and Daniel William Field Assa Abloy AB

HID Global Corporation

10467830
IPR2023-00070 Filed Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center] Bluebird Bio, Inc. 7541179
IPR2023-00087 Filed Mullen Industries LLC Apple Inc 11109218
IPR2023-00085 Filed Johnson Controls Technology Company [Johnson Controls International plc] Willow Technologies, LLC 11016998
IPR2023-00063 Filed Ambroziak, Jeffrey R. et al Tesla, Inc. 10819135
IPR2023-00079 Filed Neo Wireless LLC [Fortress IP; SoftBank Group Corp.] Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC 10965512
IPR2023-00077 Filed Intellectual Ventures II LLC [Intellectual Ventures LLC] American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 8811356
IPR2023-00097 Filed Mullen Industries LLC Apple Inc. 8374575
IPR2023-00090 Filed Mullen Industries LLC Apple Inc 11122418
IPR2023-00096 Filed Mullen Industries LLC Apple Inc. 11096039
IPR2022-00849 Not Instituted – Merits Fronius International Gmbh [G&K Privatstiftung] Solaredge Technologies Ltd. 9137919
IPR2022-00792 Not Instituted – Merits Vineyard Investigations, Inc. E. & J. Gallo Winery 10645881
IPR2022-00815 Not Instituted – Merits Smart Path Connections, LLC Juniper Networks, Inc. 7386010
IPR2021-01493 Instituted Bright Data Ltd. Netnut Ltd.

CODE200, UAB

TESO LT, UAB

Metacluster LT UAB

Oxysales UAB

10484510
IPR2022-00639 Instituted Netlist, Inc. [Fortress IP, Softbank] Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 10949339
IPR2022-00600 Instituted CPC Patent Technologies PTY, LTD [Charter Pacific Corporation Limited] Apple Inc 8620039
IPR2022-00862 Instituted Bright Data Ltd. CODE200, UAB

TESO LT, UAB

Metacluster LT UAB

Oxysales UAB

CORETECH LT, UAB

10484510
IPR2022-00773 Instituted Almondnet, Inc.

Intent IQ, LLC

Meta Platforms, Inc. 8677398
IPR2022-00717 Instituted P Tech, LLC Arthrex, Inc. 10881440
IPR2022-00847 Instituted Cao Lighting, Inc [CAO Group, Inc] WolfSpeed, Inc. 6465961
IPR2022-00615 Instituted Netlist, Inc. [Fortress IP, Softbank] Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 7619912
IPR2022-00878 Instituted Colibri Heart Valve LLC Edwards LifeSciences LLC

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

9737400
IPR2022-01515 Instituted Bayer Pharma  Aktiengesellschaft Invagen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 10828310
IPR2022-01513 Instituted Bayer Pharma Aktiengesellschaft Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. 10828310
IPR2022-00517 Instituted Bayer Pharma Aktiengesellschaft Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Invagen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

10828310
IPR2022-00749 Instituted B/E Aerospace, Inc. [Raytheon Company] Safran Cabin Inc. 10625862
IPR2022-00786 Instituted P Tech, LLC Arthrex, Inc. 9579129
IPR2022-00606 Instituted WSOU Investments, LLC [WSOU Holdings, Inc] Netgear, Inc. 7551630
IPR2022-00848 Instituted CAO LIGHTING, INC [CAO Group, Inc.] WolfSpeed, Inc.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING, LLC D/B/A CREE LIGHTING

6634770
IPR2022-00787 Instituted P Tech, LLC Arthrex, Inc. 9999449
IPR2022-00613 Instituted XR COMMUNICATIONS, LLC D/B/A VIVATO TECH Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Google LLC

Cisco Systems, Inc.

10594376
IPR2021-01492 Instituted Bright Data Ltd. (f/k/a Luminati Networks) Netnut Ltd.

CODE200, UAB

TESO LT, UAB

Metacluster LT UAB

Oxysales UAB

10257319
IPR2022-00711 Instituted Netlist, Inc. [Fortress IP; Softbank] Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 10860506
IPR2022-00942 Instituted Daniel Dumitru Dorneanu Graco Inc 10425703
IPR2022-00779 Instituted Cloudofchange, LLC Lightspeed Commerce Inc. 9400640
IPR2022-00861 Procedural Termination Bright Data Ltd. (f/k/a Luminati Networks) CODE200, UAB

TESO LT, UAB

Metacluster LT UAB

Oxysales UAB

CORETECH LT, UAB

10257319
IPR2022-00228 Final Written Decision Sable Networks, Inc. Splunk Inc.

Cloudflare, Inc.

8243593
IPR2021-00919 Final Written Decision Converter Manufacturing, LLC Tekni-Plex, Inc. 10562680
IPR2021-00831 Final Written Decision Daedalus Blue LLC [IBM] Microsoft Corporation 8671132
IPR2021-00799 Final Written Decision Caselas, LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Unified Patents, LLC 9715691
IPR2021-00909 Final Written Decision Sable Networks, Inc. Cloudfare, Inc.

Sonicwall Inc.

Cloudflare, Inc.

Splunk Inc.

8243593
IPR2021-00918 Final Written Decision Converter Manufacturing, LLC Tekni-Plex, Inc. 10189624
IPR2021-00916 Final Written Decision Converter Manufacturing, LLC Tekni-Plex, Inc. 9908281
IPR2021-00714 Final Written Decision Flexiworld Technologies, Inc. Roku, Inc. 8989064
IPR2021-00640 Final Written Decision 3G Licensing S.A. [Fineur International S.A.] Cradlepoint, Inc.

Dell, Inc.

Honeywell International, Inc.

Sierra Wireless, Inc.

TCL Communication Technology Holdings, Ltd.

8600383

District Court (29)

Case Number Action Plaintiff Defendant Patent
2:22-cv-07556 Filed Gotv Streaming LLC [Pratima Instruments, LLC] Netflix 8103865

8478245

8989715

1:22-cv-01377 Filed Apple Inc Masimo Corp

Sound United LLC

D096293

D073513

D088327

D094784

2:22-cv-07612 Filed Communication Interface Technologies LLC [Equitable IP Corporation] Jetblue Airways Corporation 8266296

6574239

8291010

1:22-cv-01378 Filed Apple Inc Masimo Corp

Sound United LLC

11106352

10076257

10627783

10942491

11474483

10987054

2:22-cv-07613 Filed Communication Interface Technologies LLC [Equitable IP Corporation] Lego System A S 8266296

6574239

8291010

1:22-cv-01070 Filed Coretek Licensing LLC [IP Edge LLC] Babylon LLC 9369575

9591551

8861512

9173154

1:22-cv-02731 Filed Eagle View Technologies Inc

Pictometry International Corp

Nearmap Us Inc
2:22-cv-00406 Filed Ultimatepointer LLC Lg Electronics Usa Inc

Lg Electronics Inc

11402927
1:22-cv-11783 Filed Bell Semiconductor LLC [Hilco Inc. d/b/a Hilco Global] Advanced Micro Devices Inc 7396760
2:22-cv-12513 Filed Versah LLC

Huwais Ip Holdings LLC

Haenaem Co Ltd 9028253

9526593

10039621

9737312

10980548

9022783

10568639

6:22-cv-01088 Filed Ridgeview Ip LLC [IP Edge LLC] Cvent Inc 6983270

8396270

3:22-cv-02363 Filed Wave Linx LLC [IP Edge LLC] Unify Inc 8843549
1:22-cv-11788 Filed Bell Semiconductor LLC [Hilco Inc. d/b/a Hilco Global] Macom Technology Solutions Inc 6436807

7231626

2:22-cv-07615 Filed Communication Interface Technologies LLC [Equitable IP Corporation] Vivint Smart Home Inc 8266296

6574239

8291010

2:22-cv-07614 Filed Communication Interface Technologies LLC [Equitable IP Corporation] Starbucks Corporation 8266296

6574239

8291010

1:22-cv-05741 Filed Tegris Inc Bryce LLC

Brycer Management Inc

11126966
2:22-cv-07649 Filed Wiesblatt Licensing LLC [IP Edge LLC] Msi Computer Corp 8396112
2:22-cv-07646 Filed Shenzhen Smoore Technology Co Ltd Next Level Ventures LLC

Advanced Vapor Devices LLC

10791763

D085363

10791762

D082353

1:22-cv-01365 Filed Ares Trading Sa

Merck Kgaa

Merck Serono Sa [Merck & Co., Inc.]

Hopewell Pharma Ventures Inc 7713947

8377903

10849919

2:22-cv-06104 Filed Bayer Ag

Adverio Pharma Gmbh

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc

Alembic

Alembic Global Holdings Sa

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Inc

10662188

11203593

6:22-cv-01086 Filed Videolabs Inc Hewlett-Pakard Co 7769238
2:22-at-01074 Filed Bell Semiconductor LLC [Hilco Inc. d/b/a Hilco Global] Kioxia America Inc 6436807

7231626

3:22-cv-02354 Filed Ridgeview Ip LLC [IP Edge LLC] Anthology Inc 6983270

8396270

1:22-cv-01367 Filed H Lundbeck As [Lundbeck Foundation]

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co [Otsuka Holdings Company Limited]

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc

Viatris Inc

Mylan Nv

7807680

10980803

8399469

8338427

11400087

11154553

8722679

10525057

1:22-cv-01375 Filed Nanostring Technologies Inc 10x Genomics Inc 11473142
1:22-cv-06320 Filed Onstream Media Corp Cafex Communications Inc
2:22-cv-07611 Filed Communication Interface Technologies LLC [Equitable IP Corporation] International Dairy Queeninc 8266296

6574239

8291010

2:22-cv-00408 Filed Decapolis Systems LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Knight Health Holdings LLC 7490048

7464040

2:22-cv-00407 Filed Decapolis Systems LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Steward Health Care Network Inc

Steward Health Care System LLC

7490048

74640

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