September 29, 2014

Institution Decisions

In Microsoft Corporation v. Enfish, LLC, IPR2014-00577, Paper 13, IPR2014-00574, Paper 14, IPR2014-00576, Paper 13   (September 29, 2014), the Board denied Microsoft’s motion for joinder, and therefore denied Microsoft’s petitions for inter partes review as untimely under 35 USC 315(b).

In Nelson Products, Inc. v. BAL Seal Engineering, Inc., IPR2014-00572, Paper 10 (September 29, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1–16 and 19 of US Patent No. 8,297,662.

In Kinetic Technologies, Inc. v. Skyworks Solutions, Inc., IPR2014-00530, Paper 8 (September 30,2 014), the Board denied inter partes review of claims 13–22 and 37–45 of U.S. Patent No. 7,921,320. In

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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.