RIM Attack on MobileMedia Image Data Compression Patent among Reexamination Requests Filed Week of January 17, 2011

Here is this week’s installment of Reexamination Requests from Scott Daniels, of Reexamination Alert and Practice Center Contributor….

Late last year MobileMedia Ideas filed law suits against RIM and Hyundai asserting infringement of its U.S. Patent No. 7,349,012 for an apparatus for compressing image data.  RIM has now requested reexamination of the ‘012 patent (ex parte Request No. (18)), and may now file a motion to stay its case with MobileMedia.

Another reexamination request of obvious commercial significance was filed by Boston Scientific against Cordis regarding U.S. Patent No. 5,922,021 for intravascular stents.  (ex parte Request No. (2)). The parties are currently in litigation regarding the ‘021 patent.  Requests were also filed against patents owned by Ronald Katz (ex parte Request No. (1)) and David Breed (ex parte Request Nos. 13 & 14)).

The following inter partes requests were filed:

(1)       95/001,525 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,777,783 entitled MULTI-VIDEO NAVIGATION and owned by Proximex.  Filed January 21, 2011, by VidSys, Inc.   The ‘783 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled VidSys v. Proximex (Case No. 1:10-cv-1185 (E.D. Va.)).