September 26, 2014

New Filings

Nissan North America, Inc., filed IPR2014-01545 challenging U.S. Patent No. 5,629,086, assigned to Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

Nissan North America, Inc., filed IPR2014-01546 challenging U.S. Patent No. 6,066,399, assigned to Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

Nissan North America, Inc., filed IPR2014-01547 challenging U.S. Patent No. 6,071,103, assigned to Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

Institution Decision

In Juniper Networks, Inc. v. Linex Technologies, Inc., IR2014-00595, Paper 19 (September 26, 2014), the Board denied inter partes review of claims 1-29 of U.S. Patent No. 7,167,503 because the challenged claims of the ’503 patent had been amended in a completed ex parte reexamination proceeding.

In Juniper Networks, Inc. v. Linex Technologies, Inc., IR2014-00596, Paper 25 (September 26, 2014), the Board denied inter partes review of claims 4–37 of U.S. Patent No. 6,493,377 because the challenged claims of the ’377 patent had been amended in a completed ex parte reexamination proceeding.

In IGB Automotive Ltd. v. Gentherm GmbH, IPR2014-00663, Paper 8 (September 26, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1, 3, 5, 11–15, 22, 24–27, and 34–37 of U.S. Patent No. 7,775,602.

 

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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.