September 24, 2014

Institution Decisions

In International Business Machines Corporation v. Intellectual Ventures II LLC, IPR2014-00587, Paper 13 (September 24, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claim 1 (the only claim) of U.S. Patent No. 6,826,694.

In Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. v. Tela Innovations. Inc., IPR2014-00094, the Board granted the joint motion of the parties to terminate the proceeding.

In EBAY Inc.v. Moneycat Ltd., CBM2014-00091, Paper 12 (September 24, 2014), the Board instituted a covered business method review of claims 1, 2, 4–8, 10, and 11 of U.S. Patent No. 8,051,011 (all of the challenged claims).

In EBAY Inc.v. Moneycat Ltd., CBM2014-00092, Paper 12 (September 24, 2014), the Board instituted a covered business method review of claims 1, 2, and 4–11 of U.S. Patent No. 7,590,602 (all of the challenged claims).

In EBAY Inc.v. Moneycat Ltd., CBM2014-00093, Paper 14 (September 24, 2014), the Board instituted a covered business method review of claims 1–3, 5–11, and 13–23 of U.S. Patent No. 8,195,578 (but not as to challenged claims 4 and 12).

Dispositions

In Pentair Ltd. v. Hayward Industries, Inc., IPR2014-00187, Paper 21 (September 24, 2014), the Board entered final decision on the patent owner motion that claims 1, 2, and 9 of U.S. Patent No. 8,281,425 were unpatentable.

 

 

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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.