One Page, Double-Spaced Fourteen Point Type

In Valeo, Inc. v. Magna Electronics Inc., IPR2014-01208, Paper 11 (November 26, 2014), the Board gave the patent owner an entire page to respond to petitioner’s brief on the issue of real party interest.  The patent owner wanted to identify previous Board rulings pertinent to the issue and include relevant filings by petitioner — hopefully one page (excluding heading and signature block — will be enough to get this done.

Considering that patent owner had to set up and participate in a conference call, one wonders whether the burden to get this one page was worth it.

 

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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.