October 24, 2014

New Filings

Agila Specialties Inc., filed IPR2015-00144, challenging U.S. Patent No. 8, 058,238 owned by the Royal Bank of Canada.

Institution Decisions

In McWane, Inc. v. Waugh, IPR2014-00777, Paper 8 (October 24, 2014) the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1–9 (all of the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 8,567,155.

 

 

Institution Decision

In The Gillette Company v. Zond LLC, IPR2014-00990, Paper 13 (October 24, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 3–7, 18–20, 31, 32, 36, 40, 41, 44, and 45 (all of the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 7,811,421.

In The Gillette Company v. Zond LLC, IPR2014-00991, Paper 13 (October 24, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1, 2, 8, 10–13, 15–17, 22–25, 27–30, 33, 34, 38, 39, 42, 43, and 46–48 (all of the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 7,811,421 B2 (“the ’421 patent”).

In The Gillette Company v. Zond LLC, IPR2014-00992, Paper 13 (October 24, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 9, 14, 21, 26, 35, and 37 (all of the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 7,811,421.

In Silicon Laboratories, Inc. v. Cresta Technology Corporation, IPR2014-00890, Paper 10 (October 24, 2014). the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1, 2, and 4–17 of US Patent No. 7,265,792, but not claims 3, 26, and 27.

Termination

In RPC Formatec GmbH v. Trudell Medical International, IPR2014-01040, Paper 10 (October 24, 2014), the Board terminated the proceeding before institution on the joint motion of the parties.

Joinder

In The Gillette Company v. Zond LLC, IPR2014-00990, Paper 13 (October 24, 2014), the Board joined the proceeding with prior filed IPR2014-00805.

In The Gillette Company v. Zond LLC, IPR2014-00990, Paper 13 (October 24, 2014), the Board joined the proceeding with prior filed IPR2014-00800.

In The Gillette Company v. Zond LLC, IPR2014-00992, Paper 13 (October 24, 2014), the Board joined the proceeding with prior filed IPR2014-00802.

Rehearing Decisions

In Samsung Electronics v Rembrandt Wireless Technologies, LP, IPR2014-00514, Paper 20, IPR2014-00515, Paper 20  (October 24, 2014) the Board denied rehearing of its decision not to institute inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 8,023,580.

 

 

 

 

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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.