December 24, 2014

New Filings

HM Electronics, Inc. filed IPR2015-00491 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,694,040 on a REMOTELY CONFIGURABLE WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEM FOR AN ESTABLISHMENT.

Institution Decisions

In Inspectionlogic Corp. v. LDARtools, Inc., IPR2014-01044, Paper 11 (December 24, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 7–16 (all of the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 7,657,384.


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. v. Progressive Semiconductor Solutions LLC,  IPR2014-01541, Paper 9 (December 24. 2014) the Board  granted the parties’ joint motion to terminate.

In CB Distributors, Inc.  FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V., IPR2013-00387, Paper 43 (December 24, 2014), the Board issued a Final Written Decision that claims 1–10, 12, 15–26, and 33–38 of U.S. Patent No. 8,156,944 were unpatenable, but not challenged claim 11.

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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.