March 28, 2014

New Filings

Dorman Products, Inc. filed IPR2014-00555 against U.S. Patent No. D526429 on a Surface Configuration of Truck Headlamp.

Final Decisions

In Toyota Motor Corporation v. American Vehicular Sciences LLC, IPR2013-00412, Paper 39 (March 28, 2014). The Board granted the parties joint motion to terminate in veiw of their settlement.  The Board noted that the patent owner hat not yet filed its response, and found it appropiate to termiante the proceeding witout a written opinion, even though there was pending litigaiton invovling the patent and other parties who did not file their own Petition or attempt to joint the current inter partes review.

Trials Instituted

The Board instituted an IPR in Linvatec Corporation v. Bonutti Skeletal innovations LLC, 2013-00628, Paper 8 (March 28, 2014) as to claims 1 and 4–7 (all the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 5,527,343.

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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.