July 16, 2014

New Filings

Novelty, Inc. filed IPR2014-01171 challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,021,594 assogned to Thomas E. Hundley.

CoolIT Systems, Inc. filed IPR2014-01172 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,749,968.

Norman International, Inc. filed IPR2014-01173 challenging U.S. Patent No. 6,648,050.

Norman International, Inc. filed IPR2014-01174 challenging U.S. Patent No. 6,283,192.

Norman International, Inc. filed IPR2014-01175 challenging U.S. Patent No. 6,968,884.

Norman International, Inc. filed IPR2014-01176 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,230,896.




Institution Decisions

in American United Life Insurance Company v. Annuitek, LLC,  CBM2014-00120, Paper 10 (July 16, 2014), the Board terminated the covered business method review before institution on the joint motion of the parties.

In Sequenom Inc. v. The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford Junior University, IPR2014-00337, Paper 11 (July 16, 2014), the Board denied inter partes review of claims 1–17, of U.S. Patent No. 8,195,415.

Final Written Decisions

In Norwex USA, Inc. v. UMF Corp., IPR2014-00151, Paper 24 (July 16, 2014), the Board terminated the inter partes review on the joint motion of the parties.


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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.