Facebook Challenges To Three “Human Relationships” Patents, Among Reexamination Requests Filed Week Of FEBRUARY 7th

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

This past Monday having been Valentine’s Day, we couldn’t help noticing the requests (see inter partes Request Nos. (1) to (3)) filed last week by Facebook against three patents owned by Mekiki Creates for computer systems for “registering human relationships.”  Facebook and Mekiki are currently in a relationship in an infringement suit in the Northern District of California.  Also look at inter partes Request No. (6) for a gem cutting apparatus patent.

The following inter partes requests were filed:

(1)         95/001,537 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,496,603 entitled HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS REGISTERING SYSTEM, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REGISTERING HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS, PROGRAM FOR REGISTERING HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS, AND MEDIUM STORING HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS REGISTERING PROGRAM AND READABLE BY COMPUTER and owned by Mekiki Creates. Filed February 7, 2011, byFacebook, Inc.  The ‘603 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Mekiki Co., Ltd. And Mekiki Creates Co., Ltd v. Facebook, Inc. (No 10-cv-2721-LHK (USDC- No. Dist. Of Cal)). (more…)