September 2, 2014

New Filings

The Dow Chemical Company filed IPR2014-01436 challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,491, 753 assigned to Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc.

The Dow Chemical Company filed IPR2014-01437 challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,981,946 assigned to Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc.


in Ariosa Diagnostics v. Isis Innovation, IPR2012-00022, Paper 166 (September 2, 2014), the Board  found that claims 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 19, 20, 24, and 25 of U.S. Patent No. 6,258,540 were unpatentable, but that claims 3, 12, 13, 15, 18, 21, and 22 were not shown to be unpatentable.  Patent owner’s motion to amend was denied.

In McClinton Energy Group L.L.C. v. Magnum Oil Tools International, Ltd., IPR2013-00231, Paper 31 (September 2, 2014), the Board found claims 1–20 (all of the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 8,079,413 were unpatentable.

In Oracle Corporation v. MAZ Encryption Technologies LLC, IPR2014-00472 (September 2, 2014), the Board termianted the proceeding 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.