December 30, 2014

New Filings (1)

DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., filed IRP2015-00510 challenging u.S. Patent No. 8,658,710 on OXIDATION-RESISTANT AND WEAR-RESISTANT POLYETHYLENES FOR HUMAN JOINT REPLACEMENTS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THEM, assigned to Orthopaedic Hospital.

Institution Decisions (3)

In Hamilton Storage Technologies, Inc. v. U. of Virginia Patent Foundation, IPR2014-01054, Paper 11 (December 30, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1, 2, 4, 6, 11–21, 26, 27, and 29 (all the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 6,467,285.

In Hamilton Storage Technologies, Inc. v. U. of Virginia Patent Foundation, IPR2014-01058, Paper 11 (December 30, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1–3, 5, 7, 12–22, 30, and 31 of U.S. Patent No. 6,581,395 (but not as to challenged claim 33).

In Hamilton Storage Technologies, Inc. v. U. of Virginia Patent Foundation, IPR2014-01060, Paper 11 (December 30, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1–3, 5, 7, 12–22, 26, 30, 31, and 33 (all the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 6,688,123.

In GoerTek, Inc. and GoerTek Electronics, Inc. v. KNOWLES ELECTRONICS, LLC, IPR2014-01009, Paper 11 (December 30, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1, 15, 16, 19, 21–23, 25, and 26 of U.S. Patent 8,018,049.

 

Dispositions (1)

In Riverbed Technology Inc.v. Silver Peak Systems, Inc., IPR2013-00402, Paper 35 (December 30, 2014), the Board granted patent owners motion to cancel the claims in the proceeding, and to amend by adding substitute claims 13 and 15.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.