Clerical Errors Forgiven

In SCHOTT Gemtron Corporation v. SSW Holdings Company, Inc., IPR2014-00367, Paper 30 (September 22, 2014), the Board forgave a clerical error that resulted in the petitioner’s expert declaration not being filed until January 21, and accorded the Petition a filing date of January 18, when the rest of Petitioner’s papers were filed.  The Board was satisfied that the delay was the result of a clerical error, and noted that similar clerical errors had been forgiven in the past, citing Conmed Corp. v. Bonutti Skeletal Innovations LLC, IPR2013-00624 (February 21, 2014) (Paper 18); Syntroleum Corp. v. Neste Oil Oyj, IPR2013-00178 (July 22, 2013) (Paper 21); ABB Inc. v. Roy-G-Biv Corp., IPR2013-00063, (January 16, 2013) (Paper 21).

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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.