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PTO Litigation Report – December 7, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM).  Since the last report, no new requests for ex partereexamination at the USPTO have been posted.  This listing is current as of 10 AM on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2018-00211
Filing Date – 12/6/2017
Patent # – 9,393,256
Title – METHODS FOR TREATING HCV
Patent Owner –  GILEAD PHARMASSET LLC
Petitioner – INITIATIVE FOR MEDICINES, ACCESS & KNOWLEDGE (I-MAK), INC.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2018-00281
Filing Date – 12/6/2017
Patent # – 8,156,980
Title – SIDEWALL PROTECTOR RIBS
Patent Owner –  BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS, LLC
Petitioner – BALKRISHNA INDUSTRIES, LTD.; BKT TIRES, INC.; BKT USA, INC.
Tech Center – 1700

Trial Number – IPR2018-00282
Filing Date – 12/6/2017
Patent # – 7,092,671
Title – METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WIRELESSLY AUTODIALING A TELEPHONE NUMBER FROM A RECORD STORED ON A PERSONAL INFORMATION DEVICE
Patent Owner –  UNILOC LUXEMBOURG S.A.
Petitioner – APPLE INC.
Tech Center – 2600

New CBM Review Petitions

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

Newly-Posted Reexam Requests

There have been no new reexam requests posted since the last report.

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