The First First-toFile Patent Issues

U,S, Patent No. D685,381 the first first-to-file patent to issue.

It didn’t take long, but as reported in Patently-O, the first first-to-file patent issued on July 2, 2013.  U.S. Patent No. D685,381, which was filed on April 1, 2013, covers a Laptop Stand.  Let the Post Grant Reviews begin!

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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.