September 23, 2014

Institution Decisions

In Kinetic Technologies, Inc. v. Skyworks Solutions, Inc., IPR2014-00529, Paper 8 (September 23, 2014) the Board denied inter partes review of claims 13–24 and 37–47 of U.S. Patent No. 7,921,320.

In Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v.  Rembrandt Wireless Technologies, LP, IPR2014-00518, Paper 16 (September 23, 2014), the Board granted inter partes review of claims 1, 4, 5, 10, 13, 20–22, 54, 57, 58, 61, 62, 66, 70, and 76–79 of U.S. Patent No. 8,023,580, but not as to challenged claims 2, 19, 49, 52, 53, and 59.




In Butamax(TM) Advanced Biofuels LLC v. Gevo, Inc, IPR2013-00214, Paper 46 (September 23, 2014) the Board issued a final written decision that claims 1–28 (all of the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 8,304,588 are 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.