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Patent Filings, Institution Choices and Dispositions for September 25, 2014

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Patent Filings, Institution Choices and Dispositions for September 25, 2014

New Filings

Toledo & Co., Inc., filed IPR2014-01542 challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,516,843, assigned to Master Lock Company, LLC.

Institution Decisions

Stat LLC v. Hockeyline Corporation., IPR2014-00510, Paper 12 (September 25, 2014), the Board implemented inter partes overview of claims 1, 2, 8, 10-12, and 30 of U.S. Patent No. 6,725,107.

In Target Corporation v. Destination Maternity, IPR2014-00509, Paper 19 (September 25, 2014), the Board refused the petition as barred under 35 USC 315(b),discovering that Target couldn’t “join” its late filed petition using its prior, timely filed petitions. The Board discovered that joinder only enables parties to participate, along with a party cannot enroll in a proceeding that it’s already a celebration.

In eBay Corporation. v. Advanced Auctions, LLC, IPR2014-00806, Paper 14, the Board refused institution of inter partes overview of claims 1-7, 10-15, 17-21, and 23-26 of U.S. Patent No. 8,266,000 as barred under 35 USC 315(b), the Board discovering that although the first suit was ignored without prejudice, the parties agreed it would continue within the second suit.

Dispositions

In Handi Quilter, Corporation. v. Bernina Worldwide AG, IPR2013-00363, Paper 39 (September 25, 2014), the Board held that claims 1, 2, 5-7, 10, 12, 13, 17-21, 23-29, 31, 33, and 34 of U.S. Patent No. 6,883,446 were unpatentable, although not challenged claims 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, 14-16, 22, 30, and 32.

In Becton, Dickinson & Company v. One StockDuq Holdings, LLC, IPR2013-00235, Paper 30 (September 25, 2014), the Board held that claims 22-26, 28, 29, and 31 (all the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 5,704,914, were unpatentable.

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