November 24, 2014

New Filings

Pfizer, Inc. filed IPR2015-00293 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,173,127, assigned to Intellect/Neurosciences, Inc.

World Bottling Cap, LLC filed IPR2015-00296 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,550,271, assigned to Deutsche Bank AG.

Institution Decisions

In Yamaha Corporation of America v. Black Hills Media, LLC, IPR2014-00766, Paper  7 (November 24, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 4, 5, 33, and 34 of U.S. Patent No. 8,214,873 (all of the challenged claims).

In Arris Group, Inc. v. C-Cation Technologies, LLC, IPR2014-00746, Paper 22 (November 24, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claim 14 of U.S. Patent No. 5,563,883 (but not challenged claims 1, 3, and 4).

In CareCloud Corporation v. athenahealth, Inc., CBM2014-00143, Paper  7, (November 24, 2014), the Board instituted covered business method review of claims 1-20 of U.S. Patent No. 7,617,116.

Dispositions

In Accord Healthcare, Inc. v. Helsinn Healthcare S.A., IPR2014-00010, Paper 10 (November 24, 2014), the Board terminated the inter partes review on the joint motion of the parties.

In Callidus Software, Inc. v. Versata Development Group, Inc., CBM2013-00052, Paper 50, CBM2013-00053, Paper 46, CBM2013-00054, CBM2014-00117, CBM2014-00118 (November 24, 2014), the Board terminated the covered business method review on the joint motion of the parties, affecting U.S. Patent Nos. 7,904,326, 7,958,024, 7,908,304, 7,908,304, and 7,958,024.

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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.