Toshiba Attack On Two Rovi V-Chip Patents Among Reexamination Requests Filed Week Of 3/7/11

Here is the latest installment of Reexamination Requests from Scott Daniels, of Reexamination Alert and Practice Center Contributor….

Late last year, Rovi sued Toshiba, alleging that it infringes two patents covering V-Chip technology, U.S. Patent Nos. 6,305,016 and 6,701,523.  Toshiba has now replied to that allegation by requesting reexamination of both Rovi patents (see ex parte Request Nos. (16) & (17)).

The winner for the most reexaminations requested was TiVo who filed requests against seven Microsoft TV programming patents (see ex parteRequest Nos. (3) to (9)).

Finally, Xilinx’s assault on Intellectual Venture patents continued last week with requests filed against IV’s U.S. Patent Nos. 6,993,669 and 6,408,415 (see inter partes Request No. (3) & ex parte Request No. (31)). (more…)

Xilinx Attack On Intellectual Ventures Patent Among Reexamination Requests Filed Week OF 2/14/11

Here is the latest installment of Reexamination Requests from our friends at Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian….

Intellectual Ventures shook up the patent world in December when it filed three separate infringement suits against a series of large electronics companies.  In one of the cases, Intellectual Ventures accused AlteraMicrosemi and Lattice Semiconductor of infringing four patents programmable logic devices.  On Tuesday of last week, Intellectual Ventures filed an amended complaint to add Xilinx as a defendant.  Well, Xilinx is wasting no time, and on Friday it asked the Patent Office to reexamine one of the five patents-in-suit, U.S. Patent No. 6,272,646.  Requests for reexamination of the other four patents may come soon (see inter partes Request No. (8)).

The other big news, which we reported in two posts last week, were requests by Google for reexamination of five of the seven Oraclepatents-in-suit in the their case in California.  (See inter partes Request No. (6) and ex parte Request Nos. (4) to (7)). (more…)