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PTO Litigation Report – May 19, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM).  Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO.  This listing is current as of 9 AM on Friday, May 19, 2017.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2017-01449
Filing Date – 5/18/2017
Patent # – 8,494,967
Title – METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRONIC TICKETS WITH VISUAL DISPLAY
Patent Owner –  BYTEMARK, INC.
Petitioner – MASABI LTD.
Tech Center – 3600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01450
Filing Date – 5/18/2017
Patent # – 9,414,121
Title – SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING AN ON-DEMAND ENTERTAINMENT SERVICE
Patent Owner –  MUSIC CHOICE
Petitioner – Stingray Digital Group Inc.
Tech Center – 2400

Trial Number – IPR2017-01451
Filing Date – 5/18/2017
Patent # – 7,856,360
Title – SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A SERVICE TO VENUES WHERE PEOPLE AGGREGATE
Patent Owner –  GROUPON, INC.
Petitioner – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP.
Tech Center – 3600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01452
Filing Date – 5/18/2017
Patent # – 7,856,360
Title – SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A SERVICE TO VENUES WHERE PEOPLE AGGREGATE
Patent Owner –  GROUPON, INC.
Petitioner – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP.
Tech Center – 3600

New CBM Review Petitions

There have been no new petitions for CBM review since the last report.

Newly-Posted Reexam Requests

Control # – 90/013,957
Date – 5/18/2017
Patent # – D783,352
Inventor –  MCGRATH, Paul
Assignee – TRISTAR PRODUCTS, INC.
Title – FRY BASKET
Co-pending Litigation – TRISTAR PRODUCTS INC. v. TELEBRANDS CORP. et al., NJD-1-17-cv-01206; TRISTAR PRODUCTS INC. v. E. MISHAN & SONS INC., NJD-1-17-cv-01204

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