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PTO Litigation Report – May 18, 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 Thursday, May 18, 2017.

New IPR Petitions

Trial Number – IPR2017-01349
Filing Date – 5/17/2017
Patent # – 9,346,662
Title – FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD
Patent Owner –  FRAC SHACK INC.
Petitioner – FUEL AUTOMATION STATION, LLC
Tech Center – 3700

Trial Number – IPR2017-01447
Filing Date – 5/17/2017
Patent # – 9,340,830
Title – OPTIMIZATION OF MULTIGENE ANALYSIS OF TUMOR SAMPLES
Patent Owner –  FOUNDATION MEDICINE, INC.
Petitioner – GUARDANT HEALTH, INC.
Tech Center – 1600

Trial Number – IPR2017-01448
Filing Date – 5/17/2017
Patent # – 9,340,830
Title – OPTIMIZATION OF MULTIGENE ANALYSIS OF TUMOR SAMPLES
Patent Owner –  FOUNDATION MEDICINE, INC.
Petitioner – GUARDANT HEALTH, INC.
Tech Center – 1600

New CBM Review Petitions

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

Newly-Posted Reexam Requests

Control # – 90/013,955
Date – 5/17/2017
Patent # – 8,166,623
Inventor –  BALSELLS, Peter J.
Assignee – BAL SEAL ENGINEERING, INC.
Title – METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CONNECT AND DISCONNECT FORCES OF A CONNECTOR
Co-pending Litigation – Bal Seal Engineering, Inc v. Nelson Products, Inc et al., CACD-8-13-cv-01880

Control # – 90/013,956
Date – 5/17/2017
Patent # – 8,561,274
Inventor –  BALSELLS, Peter J.
Assignee – BAL SEAL ENGINEERING, INC.
Title – METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CONNECT AND DISCONNECT FORCES OF A CONNECTOR
Co-pending Litigation – Bal Seal Engineering, Inc v. Nelson Products, Inc et al., CACD-8-13-cv-01880

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