September 19, 2014

Institution Decisions

In Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC v. American Vehicular Sciences LLC, IPR2014-00644, Paper 12 (September 19, 2014) the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1–3, 11–20, 23, 27, 50, 51, 54, 60, and 61 of U.S. Patent No. 6,746,078, but not as to challenged claims 54-59.


In Research In Motion Corporation v. NXP B.V., IPR2013-00232, Paper 25 (September 19, 2014), the Board issued its Final Written Decision finding that claims 1–4 of U.S. Patent No. 5,639,697 (all of the challenged claims) have been shown to be unpatentable by a preponderance of the evidence.

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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.