June 21, 2013, Four New IPRs Filed

On June 21, 2013 Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. filed IPR2013-00380 on U.S. Patent No. 7,413,048 on Weight Measuring Systems and Methods for Vehicles; IPR2013-00382  on U.S. Patent No. 7,976,060 on Seat Load or Displacement Measuring System for Occupant Restraint System Control; and IPR2013-00383 on U.S. Patent No. 8,235,416 on Arrangement for Sensing Weight of an Occupying Item in a Vehicular Seat.  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company filed IPR2013-00381 on U.S. Patent No. 7,485,968 on 3D IC Method and Device.

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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.