October 28, 2014

Institution Decisions

In Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc. v. J. & M. Manufacturing Co., Inc., IPR2014-00758, Paper 7 (October 28, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1–14 (all of the challenged claims)of Patent No. US 8,585,343.

In Parrot S.A. v. Drone Technologies, Inc., IPR2014-00732, Paper 8 (October 27, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of  claims 1–12 of U.S. Patent No. 8,106,748.


In Oracle Corporation v. Click-to-Call Technologies, Inc., IPR2013-00312, Paper 52 (October 29, 2014), the Board issued a Final Written Opinion that claims 1, 2, 8, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22–24, and 26–30 (all the claims in the proceeding) of U.S. Patent No. 5,818,836 were unpatentable.

In Rackspace US, Inc. v. PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC, IPR2014-00066, Paper 30 (October 28, 2014), the Board granted the parties’ joint motion to terminate.

In Intelligent Bio-Systems, Inc. v. Illumina Cambridge Limited, IPR2013-00266, Paper 73 (October 28, 2014), the Board disposed of the inter partes review by granting the patent owners motion to cancel claims 1, 2, 4, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 of U.S. Patent No. 8,158,346 (all of the challenged claims), but denying the patent owners motion to substitute new claims 20-26.



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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.