October 23, 2014

Institution Decision

In Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC v. American Vehicular Sciences LLC, IPR2014-00647, Paper 13 (October 23, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, and 23 of U.S. Patent No. 5,745,000.

In Renesas Electronics Corporation v. ZOND LLC, IPR2014-01046, Paper 13 (October 23, 2014) the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 21, 24, 26–28, 31, 32, 37, and 38 of U.S. Patent No. 6,853,142.

In The Gillette Company v. ZOND LLC, IPR2014-01013, Paper 13 (October 23, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 2, 11, 13, 14, and 16 (all of the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 6,853,142.

In The Gillette Company v. ZOND LLC, IPR2014-01014, Paper 12 (October 23, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 21, 24, 26–28, 31, 32, 37, and 38 (all of the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 6,853,142.

In  IGB Automotive Ltd. v. Gentherm GmbH, IPR2014-00668, Paper 8 (October 23, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1–6, 11, 12, 14–17, and 21–27 of U.S. Patent No. 6,840,576, but not challenged claim 28.

In Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. v. ZOND LLC, IPR2014-01075, Paper 11 (October 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1, 3–10, 12, 15, 17–20, and 42 of U.S. Patent No. 6,853,142.

In Renesas Electronics Corporation v. ZOND LLC, IPR2014-01063, Paper 12 (October 23, 2014) the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 22, 23, 25, 29, 30, 33–36, 39, and 43 of U.S. Patent No. 6,853,142.

In Renesas Electronics Corporation v. ZOND LLC, IPR2014-01057, Paper 12 (October 23, 2014) the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 2, 11, 13, 14, and 16 of U.S. Patent No. 6,853,142.

In The Gillette Company v. ZOND LLC, IPR2014-01015, Paper 13 (October 23, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 22, 23, 25, 29, 30, 33–36, 39, and 43 of U.S. Patent No. 6,853,142.

In DealerSocket, Inc. v. AutoAlert, LLC, CBM2014-00139, Paper 12 (October 23, 2014), the Board instituted a covered business method review of claims 1 and 3–7 of U.S. Patent No. 8,396,791.

In Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited v. Zond, LLC,  IPR2014-00867, Paper 13 (October 23, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 21, 24, 26–28, 31, 32, 37, and 38 of U.S. Patent No. 6,853,142.

In The Gillette Company v. ZOND LLC, IPR2014-01012, Paper 13 (October 23, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1, 3–10, 12, 15, 17–20, and 42 of U.S. Patent No. 6,853,142.

In Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited v. Zond, LLC,  IPR2014-00866, Paper 11 (October 23, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1, 3–10, 12, 15, 17–20, and 42 of U.S. Patent No. 6,853,142.

In Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited v. Zond, LLC,  IPR2014-00865, Paper 11 (October 23, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 22, 23, 25, 29, 30, 33–36, 39, and 43 of U.S. Patent No. 6,853,142.

In Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited v. Zond, LLC,  IPR2014-00863, Paper 11 (October 23, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 2, 11, 13, 14, and 16 of U.S. Patent No. 6,853,142.

In Eli Lilly and Company v. Los Angeles BioMedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, IPR2014-00693, Paper 14, (October 23, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1–5 of US 8,133,903.

Dispositions

In Ariosa Diagnostics v. Verinata Health, Inc., IPR2013-00276, Paper 42 (October 23, 2014), the Board issued a Final Written Decision finding that claims 1–18 of U.S. Patent No. 8,318,430 were not shown to be unpatentable.

In Ariosa Diagnostics v. Verinata Health, Inc., IPR2013-00277, Paper 42 (October 23, 2014), the Board issued a Final Written Decision finding that claims 19–30 of U.S. Patent No. 8,318,430 were not shown to be unpatentable.

In Athena Automation Ltd. v. Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., IPR2013-00290, Paper 46 (October 23, 2014).

Joinder

In Renesas Electronics Corporation v. ZOND LLC, IPR2014-01046, Paper 13 (October 23, 2014) the Board joined the proceeding with IPR2014-00819.

In The Gillette Company v. ZOND LLC, IPR2014-01013, Paper 13 (October 23, 2014), the Board joined the proceeding with IPR2014-00821.

In The Gillette Company v. ZOND LLC, IPR2014-01014, Paper 13 (October 23, 2014), the Board joined the proceeding with IPR2014-00819.

In Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. v. ZOND LLC, IPR2014-01075, Paper 12 (October 2014), the Board joined the proceeding with IPR2014-00818.

In Renesas Electronics Corporation v. ZOND LLC, IPR2014-01063, Paper 13 (October 23, 2014) the Board joined the proceeding with PR2014-00818.

In Renesas Electronics Corporation v. ZOND LLC, IPR2014-01057, Paper 13 (October 23, 2014) the Board joined the proceeding with PR2014-00821.

In The Gillette Company v. ZOND LLC, IPR2014-01015, Paper 13 (October 23, 2014), the Board joined the proceeding with IPR2014-00827.

In Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited v. Zond, LLC,  IPR2014-00867, Paper 13 (October 23, 2014), the Board joined the proceeding with PR2014-00819.

In The Gillette Company v. ZOND LLC, IPR2014-01012, Paper 13 (October 23, 2014), the Board joined the proceeding with IPR2014-00818.

In Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited v. Zond, LLC,  IPR2014-00866, Paper 12 (October 23, 2014), the Board joined the proceeding with PR2014-00818.

In Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited v. Zond, LLC,  IPR2014-00865, Paper 12 (October 23, 2014), the Board joined the proceeding with PR2014-00827.

In Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited v. Zond, LLC,  IPR2014-00863, Paper 12 (October 23, 2014), the Board joined the proceeding with PR2014-00821.

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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.