July 18, 2014

New Filings

Cisco Systems, Inc. filed IPR2014-01179 challenging U.S. Paten No. 6,901,048 assigned to Constellation Technologies LLC.

Cisco Systems, Inc. filed IPR2014-01180 challenging U.S. Paten No. 7,154,879 assigned to Constellation Technologies LLC.

Ericcson Inc. filed UPR2014-01185 challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,269,127 assigned to Intellectual Ventures II LLC.

Institution Decisions

In Catapult Innovations Pty Ltd. v. adidas AG, DER2014-00002, Paper 19 (July 18, 2014), the Board denied institution of a derivation proceeding.

In Catapult Innovations Pty Ltd. v. adidas AG, DER2014-00006, Paper 6 (July 18, 2014), the Board denied institution of a derivation proceeding.

In First Quality Retail Services, LLC v. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., IPR2014-00336, Paper 8, (July 18, 2014), the Board instuted an inter partes review of claims 1–16 of U.S. Patent No. 8,622,984.

Final Writen Decision

In  ScentAir Technologies, Inc. v. Prolitec, Inc., IPR2013-00180, Paper 47 (July 18, 2014), the Board found claims 1, 3-5, 9-13, 15, 22-24, 26, 28, and 33 of U.S. Patent No. 7,930,068 were unpatentable.


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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.