October 30, 2014

New Filings

Apple, Inc., filed IPR2015-00185, challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,921,211, assigned to Virtnex, Inc.

Apple, Inc., filed IPR2015-00186, challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,921,211, assigned to Virtnex, Inc.

Apple, Inc., filed IPR2015-00187, challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,490,151, assigned to Virtnex, Inc.

Apple, Inc., filed IPR2015-00188, challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,418,504, assigned to Virtnex, Inc.

Apple, Inc., filed IPR2015-00189, challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,418,504, assigned to Virtnex, Inc.

Institution Decisions

In Google Inc. v. Personalweb Technologies, LLC, IPR2014-00977, Paper 11, IPR2014-00978, Paper 11, IPR2014-00979, Paper 10, IPR2014-00980, Paper 10 (October 30, 2014) the Board denied Google’s motion to join a previously instituted inter partes review because Google did not file its motion for joinder within one month after it instituted an inter partes review in the earlier proceeding, as required by 37 C.F.R. § 42.122(b).

In E*TRADE Financial Corporation v. Droplets, Inc., CBM2014-00124, Paper 15 (October 30, 2014), the Board denied covered business method review of claims 1-25 (all of the challenged claims) U.S. Patent No. 8,402,115.

In E*TRADE Financial Corporation v. Droplets, Inc., CBM2014-00125, Paper 15 (October 30, 2014), the Board denied covered business method review of claims 1-25 (all of the challenged claims) U.S. Patent No. 8,402,115.

Dispositions

In Netflix, Inc. v. Straight Path IP Group, Inc., IPR2014-01241 (October 30, 2014), the Board granted the parties joint motion to terminate.

In Vonage Holdings Corporation, et al., v. Straight Path IP Group, Inc., IPR2014-01223, IPR2014-01224, IPR2014-01225, IPR2014-01234, IPR2014-01241(October 30, 2014), the Board granted the parties’ joint motion to terminate.

In Novelty, Inc. v. Magna-Mug LLC, IPR2014-01171, Paper 17 (October 30, 2014), the Board granted the parties’ joint motion to terminate.

Decisions on Rehearing

In Baxter Healthcare Corp. v. Millenium Biologix, LLC, IPR2013-00582, Paper 39, IPR2013-00590, Paper 40 (October 30, 2014) the Board denied rehearing  of its decision that Petitioner’s Reply evidence, would not be considered by the Board in rendering a final written decision.

In Safeway, Inc., v. Kroy IP Holdings, LLC, IPR2014-00685, Paper 13, the Board denied rehearing of its decision not to institute inter partes review of claims claims 1 and 19–25 of US Patent No. 7,054,830.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.