August 29, 2014

New Filings

Pay-Plus Solutions, Inc. filed IPR2014-01414 challenging U.S. Patent No. RE 043,904.

Institution Decisions

In Mohawk Resources Ltd. v. Vehicle Service Group LLC, IPR2014-00464, Paper 10 (August 29, 2014), the Board  instituted inter partes review of claims 39, 42–51, 53, 55–61, 63–65, 68, 70, 71, 76, 77, 79, 84, 133–135, and 157of U.S. Patent No. 6,983,196 (all of the challenged claims).

Cisco Systems, Inc. v. C-Cation Technologies, LLC, IPR2014-00454  Paper 12 (August 29, 2014), the Board denied inter partes review of claims 1–20 (“the challenged claims”) of U.S. Patent No. 5,563,883.

Dispositions

In Xerox Corp. v. RR Donnelley & Sons Co., IPR2013-00529, Paper 21, IPR2013-00538, Paper 20 (August 29, 2014), the Board terminated the proceedings on the joint motion of the parties, declining the patent owners request that the proceeding continue to final written decision despite the settlement.

In Syntroleum Corporation v. Neste Oil OYJ, IPR2013-00178, Paper 63 (August 29, 2014), the Patent Owner’s Motion to Amend was granted with respect to the cancellation of claims 1–20 and denied with respect to the substitution of claims 21–30.

Rehearing Decisions

In PNY Technologies, Inc. v. Phison Electronics Corp., IPR2014-00150, Paper 12 (August 29, 2014) the Board denied rehearing of the Board’s decision to institute inter partes review, arguing the Board improperly relied upon its own speculation as to how a referenced device operates and improperly asserted that the patentee acted as its own lexicographer.

In PNY Technologies, Inc. v. Phison Electronics Corp., IPR2014-00150, Paper 13 (August 29, 2014) the Board denied rehearing of the Board’s decision not to institute inter partes review of on an alternative grounds.

In PNY Technologies, Inc. v. Phison Electronics Corp., IPR2013-00472, Paper 28 (August 29, 2014) the Board denied rehearing of the decision to institute inter partes review.

In Johnson Controls, Inc. v. Wildcat Licensing WI, LLC, IPR2014-00304, Paper 19(August 29, 2014), the Board denied rehearing of the decision to institute inter partes review.

In Johnson Controls, Inc. v. Wildcat Licensing WI, LLC, IPR2014-00305, Paper 19(August 29, 2014), the Board denied rehearing of the decision to institute inter partes review.

In Primera Technology, Inc, v. Accuplace, IPR2013-00196, Paper 52 (August 29, 2014), the Board denied rehearing of its FInal Written Decision that all challenged claims (claims 1-20) of U.S. Patent No. 8,013,884 were unpatentable.

In PNY Technologies, Inc. v. Phison Electronics Corp., IPR2013-00472, Paper 28 (August 29, 2014), the Board denied rehearing of its decision not to institute inter partes review as to some of the asserted grounds.

 

 

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About Bryan Wheelock

Education
J.D., Washington University in St. Louis
B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Duke University

Bryan Wheelock’s practice includes preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications and drafting of intellectual property agreements, including non-compete agreements. He has brought and defended lawsuits in federal and state courts relating to intellectual property and has participated in seizures of counterfeit and infringing goods.

Bryan prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications for medical devices, mechanical and electromechanical devices, manufacturing machinery and processes, metal alloys and other materials. He also does a substantial amount of patentability searching, trademark availability searching and patent and trademark infringement studies.

In addition to his practice at Harness Dickey, Bryan is an Adjunct Professor at Washington University School of Law and Washington University School of Engineering.