Anascape, Ltd v. Microsoft Corp. et al

Filing 157

NOTICE by Microsoft Corp. Of PTO Order And Patent Claim Rejections In Microsoft's Request For Re-examination Of U.S. Patent No. 6,135,886 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(McLeod, Richard)

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Anascape, Ltd v. Microsoft Corp. et al Doc. 157 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS LUFKIN DIVISION ANASCAPE, LTD. Plaintiff, v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION, and NINTENDO OF AMERICA, INC., Defendants. Hon. Ron Clark Civil Action No. 9:06-CV-00158-RC DEFENDANT MICROSOFT CORPORATION'S NOTICE OF PTO ORDER AND PATENT CLAIM REJECTIONS IN MICROSOFT'S REQUEST FOR RE-EXAMINATION OF U.S. PATENT NO. 6,135,886 Please take notice that on November 5, 2007, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("PTO") issued an Office Action rejecting all claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,135,886 ("`886 Patent"). On information and belief, Mr. Armstrong has not informed the PTO of his current address with respect to the `886 Patent, as the Office Action was mailed to a Carson City, NV address. A true and correct copy of the PTO Office Action is attached as Exhibit A. In the Office Action, the PTO finds that every claim of the `886 Patent is not patentable, citing multiple different reasons for each claim. This following illustrates the current progress of Microsoft's reexamination requests. Patent No. (Not Stayed) 6,102,802 6,343,991 5,999,084 Reexam Request No. 90/008,373 95/000,223 90/008,379 Status of Reexamination (as of 10/9/07) All claims rejected (ex parte reexamination). (7/12/07) All claims rejected (inter partes reexamination). (7/18/07) Ex parte reexamination ordered. (2/23/07) DEFENDANT MICROSOFT CORPORATION'S NOTICE OF PTO ORDER AND PATENT CLAIM REJECTIONS IN MICROSOFT'S REQUEST FOR RE-EXAMINATION OF U.S. PATENT NO. 6,135,886 Page 1 Dockets.Justia.com Patent No. (Not Stayed) 6,906,700 6,135,886 6,222,525 Reexam Request No. 95/000,221 90/008,480 90/008,767 Status of Reexamination (as of 10/9/07) Inter partes reexamination ordered. (7/13/07) All claims rejected (ex parte reexamination). (11/05/07) Ex parte reexamination ordered. (10/9/07) Patent No. (Stayed) 6,347,997 Reexam Request No. 95/000,214 Status of Reexamination (as of 10/9/07) All five asserted claims rejected (inter partes reexamination). (7/17/07) N.B.: On Oct. 1, 2007, Anascape filed a response cancelling four of the five asserted claims, and amending the fifth claim. 6,351,205 6,400,303 6,563,415 6,208,271 6,344,791 95/000,226 95/000,220 95/000,230 90/008,477 95/000,222 Inter partes reexamination ordered. (6/15/07) Inter partes reexamination ordered. (7/26/07) Inter partes reexamination ordered. (6/4/07) Ex parte reexamination ordered. (7/26/07) Inter partes reexamination ordered. (8/2/07) Respectfully submitted, Dated: November 13, 2007 By: /s/ Richard D. Mc Leod ___________ J. Christopher Carraway (admitted pro hac vice) christopher.carraway@klarquist.com Joseph T. Jakubek (admitted pro hac vice) joseph.jakubek@klarquist.com Stephen J. Joncus (admitted pro hac vice) stephen.joncus@klarquist.com Richard D. Mc Leod (Bar No. 24026836) rick.mcleod@klarquist.com Derrick W. Toddy (admitted pro hac vice) derrick.toddy@klarquist.com KLARQUIST SPARKMAN, LLP 121 S.W. Salmon Street, Suite 1600 Portland, Oregon 97204 Telephone: 503-595-5300 DEFENDANT MICROSOFT CORPORATION'S NOTICE OF PTO ORDER AND PATENT CLAIM REJECTIONS IN MICROSOFT'S REQUEST FOR RE-EXAMINATION OF U.S. PATENT NO. 6,135,886 Page 2 J. Thad Heartfield (Bar No. 09346800) thad@jth-law.com Law Offices of J. Thad Heartfield 2195 Dowlen Road Beaumont, Texas 77706 Telephone: 409-866-3318 Facsimile: 409-866-5789 Clayton E Dark Jr. (Bar No. 05384500) clay.dark@yahoo.com Clayton E Dark Jr., Law Office 207 E Frank Ave # 100 Lufkin, TX 75901 Telephone: 936-637-1733 Stephen McGrath, Esq. (admitted pro hac vice) MICROSOFT CORPORATION One Microsoft Way, Building 8 Redmond, Washington 98052-6399 Telephone: 425-882-8080 Facsimile: 425-706-7329 Attorneys for Defendant Microsoft Corporation DEFENDANT MICROSOFT CORPORATION'S NOTICE OF PTO ORDER AND PATENT CLAIM REJECTIONS IN MICROSOFT'S REQUEST FOR RE-EXAMINATION OF U.S. PATENT NO. 6,135,886 Page 3 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that all counsel of record who have consented to electronic service are being served with a copy of this document via the Court's CM/ECF system per Local Rule CV-5(a)(3) on this the 13th day of November, 2007. Any other counsel of record will be served by first-class mail. By:/s/ Richard D. Mc Leod__________________ Richard D. Mc Leod (Bar No. 24026836) rick.mcleod@klarquist.com KLARQUIST SPARKMAN, LLP 121 S.W. Salmon Street, Suite 1600 Portland, Oregon 97204 Telephone: 503-595-5300 Facsimile: 503-595-5301 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

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