The following is excerpted from the March 10, 2011 post by Scott Daniels at Westerman Hattori Daniels & Adrian, LLP's ReexaminationTM Alert blog:
Callaway v. Acushnet
Last May we reported the possibility of a conflict between the PTO and the District Court in the golf ball patent dispute, Callaway v. Acushnet, 1:06-cv-0091-SLR (D. Del)...Yesterday, however, the PTO Board reached the same conclusion as the Delaware jury when it affirmed the prior art rejection of the claims of the ‘293, ‘156 and ‘873 patents.
Intellectual Ventures v. Xilinx
Each week seems to bring a new request by Xilinx for reexamination of one of the Intellectual Ventures patents from its case against Xilinx and several other companies. Intellectual Ventures v. Altera et al. (Case No. 10–cv-1065-LPS (D. Del.)). Yesterday Xilinx requested reexamination of IV’s U.S. Patent No. 6,993,669.
Zimmer Spine v. NuVasive
We have previously mentioned that the examiner had withdrawn his rejection of the Zimmer Spine patent claims, in U.S. Patent No. 6,936,501, in the inter partes reexamination requested by rival NuVasive. NuVasive made a comeback yesterday, however, when the Board reversed the examiner.
Read the full post here.