First Post Grant Review Filed August, 5, 2014

On August 5, 2014, LaRose Industries, LLC filed PGR2014-000008, challenging the validity of U.S. Patent No. 8,684,420, assigned to Choon’s Design Inc., which issued on April 1, 2014, on an application filed on July 26, 2013.  In addition to 102 and 103 grounds, which could have been brought in an inter partes review (but not until January 2015), the Petition alleged invalidity under 35 USC 112 for lack of written description, indefiniteness, and lack of enablement.

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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.