July 25, 2014

New Filings

Valeo Inc. filed IPR2014-01203 challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,859,565 assigned to Donnelly Corporation.

Institution Decisions

In Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC v. Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., IPR2014-00360 Paper 16 (July 25, 2014), the Board instituted Inter Partes review as to claims 1, 2, 6, 12-14, 17, 21-43, 45-51, and 54-71 of U.S. Patent No. 8,329,216, but not as to challenged claims 72-82.

In Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC v. Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., IPR2014-00361 Paper 14 (July 25, 2014), the Board denied Inter Partes review of U.S. Patent No. 8,309,122 as barred by 35 U.S.C. 315(b).

In Coupa Software, Inc. v. Ariba, Inc., CBM2-14-00061, Paper 11 (July 25, 2014), the Board instituted a cover business method review of claims 1-45 of U.S. Patent No. 7,117,165.

In Finjan, Inc. v. FireEye, Inc., IPR2014-00492, Paper 8 (July 25, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1, 3–8, 12–14, 16–20, and 22–30 of U.S. Patent No. 8,171,553, but not as to challenged claims 2, 9-11, 15, and 21.


Final Written Decision

In Intelligent Bio-Systems, Inc. v. Illumina Cambridge Limited, IPR2013-00128, Paper 92 (July 25, 2014), the Board granted patent owner motion to cancel claims 1 through 8 of U.S. Patent No. 7,057,026, effectively ending the inter partes review, since the Board denied patent owner’s motion to add claims 9 through 12.






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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.