September 22, 2014

New Filings

CB Distributors, Inc., filed IPR2014-01529 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,689,805 assigned to Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.


In Sony Corporation v. Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IPR2013-00219, Paper 60 (September 22, 2014), the Board held that claims 1–4, 7, 10, 20, 27–29, and 36–38 (all of the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 7,477,284 were unpatentable.


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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.