October 20, 2014

New Filings

Nestle Healthcare Nutrition, Inc., filed IPR2014-00094 challenging claims 1, 2, 16-18, 26, and 27 of U.S. Patent No. 6,209,591 owned by Stork Food & Dairy Systems B.V.

Institution Decisions

In The Jewelry Channel, Inc. USA d/b/a Liquidation Channel v. America’s Collectibles Network, Inc., CBM2014-00119, Paper 10 (October 20, 2014) the Board instituted a covered business method patent review of claims 1–39 (all of the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent 8,370,211.

In Conopco, Inc, v, The Procter & Gamble Co., IPR2014-00628, Paper 21 (October 21, 2014) the Board denied inter partes review of claims 1–23 (all of the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 6,649,155.


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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.